California Governor States Mass Gatherings “Unlikely” Through August, Disneyland Summer Reopening in Jeopardy
With summer quickly upon us, many eager Disneyland Resort guests and Annual Passholders are searching for answers regarding when the parks will reopen, but it seems California Governor Gavin Newsom is putting a lid on any potential summer reopenings. During a press conference today, the governor stated that the chances of mass gatherings of any kind taking place are low. Without a vaccine in place, the prospect of allowing such gatherings would be considered negligible at best.
Gavin Newsom said the chances of mass gatherings in California for sporting events this summer was low. "The prospect of mass gatherings is negligible at best until we get to herd immunity and a vaccine," he said. He said large gatherings in June, July and August were "unlikely."
Along with restricting mass gatherings, the governor outlined a plan comprising of six parameters that are needed before the state can lift any stay-at-home orders and other COVID-19 interventions:
1. A widespread expansion of coronavirus testing;
2. “Vigilant” protection of California’s most vulnerable residents;
3. Focus on hospital care infrastructure and personal protective equipment, or PPE;
4. Engage researchers in academia, incuding the University of California, and at health and technology companies on the front lines of the pandemic;
5. “Redraw floor plans” at business locations with physical distancing in mind;
6. Determining when to re-institute certain measures, such as stay-at-home orders.
To view the full clip of the press conference, click here.