Statement from Disney’s Chief Medical Officer regarding the reopening of Disneyland

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Earlier today California Governor Gavin Newsom said in a press conference that the state will be following a “health-first” approach regarding reopening theme parks. He also said that they are in no hurry to release theme park reopening guidelines.

Disney’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Pamela Hymel, has released a statement regarding the reopening of Disneyland and the statements Newsom made today.

“We absolutely reject the suggestion that reopening the Disneyland Resort is incompatible with a “health-first” approach. The fact is, that since March we have taken a robust science-based approach to responsibly reopening our parks and resorts across the globe. Our health and safety protocols were developed in consultation with epidemiologists and data scientists, and after considering guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and experts in local government and health agencies. All of our other theme parks both in the United States and around the world have been allowed to open on the strength of our proven ability to operate with responsible health and safety protocols.”

Disneyland officials are ready to reopen the theme parks. All they need is state reopening guidelines to be issued. Newsom says the state is continuing to work with theme park officials, so we will wait and see when they finally allow parks to reopen.