If you've been wanting to see Mickey Mouse or visit Hogwarts your wait soon may be over.
California State Health Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly says amusement parks like Disneyland and Universal Studios will be able to finally reopen as of April 1st, as long as the county they're in rises to the red tier or better.
"They will be allowed to open and begin operations again at a low level of capacity no more than 15 percent in the red tier and with additional protections like no indoor dining in the parks and limits on indoor rides, and only accepting visitors from inside California," he says.
"The California Department of Public Health made the announcement Friday afternoon, updating the state’s Blueprint to a Safer Economy strategy so the facilities can reopen 'with very reduced capacity, mandatory masking and other public health precautions' next month," according to KCBS RADIO.
Sports stadiums and other large outside venues also will be able to open, with limited capacity, beginning in April, as long as they're in a county in the red tier or better.
Los Angeles Dodgers President & CEO Stan Kasten on Friday released the following statement:
“On behalf of the Dodger organization and its fans, we want to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to Governor Newsom, his staff and the many others who have worked tirelessly on these revised guidelines which provide a blueprint for California outdoor sports venues to re-open to fans. Like the Governor, we’re optimistic that California will continue to make progress in the fight against COVID-19 and that we can safely host fans to start the season. Safety is paramount, and the Dodgers continue to work with local officials and Major League Baseball to finalize protocols to protect players, fans and staff.”
The Dodgers hope to announce health and safety protocols for fans as well as a ticket policy for reduced capacity in the coming days, a press release said.
Disneyland has been closed since the onset of the pandemic last March.