Walt Disney World to close theme parks at the end of March 15 through the end of March

Mar 13, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Walt Disney World closure notice due to coronavirus
Posted: Friday March 13, 2020 8:32pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney World will be closing its theme parks at the close of business on Sunday March 15 2020 through to the end of March 2020.

In a statement, the company said:

In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort, beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15, through the end of the month.

Disney Cruise Line will suspend all new departures beginning Saturday, March 14, through the end of the month.

The Walt Disney Company will pay its cast members during that closure period.

The hotels at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris will remain open until further notice. The retail and dining complexes, Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and Disney Village at Disneyland Paris, will remain open.

Disney took the decision earlier today to close the Disneyland Resort following guidance from the state of California on restricting mass gatherings.

At the Walt Disney World theme parks, portable hand-washing stations have been setup in addition to the hand sanitizer stations that have been in place for the last few weeks.

New signage is also in place around the parks giving public health recommendations, including frequent hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and to seek medical attention if experiencing flu-like symptoms.

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SteveAZee26 minutes ago

As it turns out, you can't believe everything you hear (or read). ;) It's like some people have an opinion and try to find data to support it, rather than gather data and develop an evolving opinion that's supported by the data.😁

runnsally1 hour ago

just ask my kevlar seatbelts…

JoeCamel1 hour ago

But but I heard it here that only a fitted N95 worn properly would work. Anything less is useless? https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/24/health/schools-mask-mandate-outbreaks-cdc.html

Heelz23152 hours ago

The models are indicating the end of Q1. Hopefully that holds. I know it’s 6 more months but we’ve made it this far we can do 6 more months. hopefully we’ll have the summer in ‘22 we should have had in ‘21

MisterPenguin6 hours ago

This article hurt my brain. The authors are making the point that, in general, people don't quit en masse when forced to vaccinate. And their research backs it up. But, they lead with two outlier examples from two weeks ago to gin up the specter that hospitals and businesses everywhere will be shutting down over people quitting rather than getting vaccinated. And they have the clickbait headline of what anti-vaxxers were saying four months ago, which has dramatically changed since then. Yahoo News, again, is not a good source of information.

Vegas Disney Fan7 hours ago

I wonder which state was added and how that affected the totals, the Sept 13 data says “from 49 states”, the Sept 20 data says “from 50 states”. It’s possible most those cases came from the one state that wasn’t previously reporting.

Disney Analyst9 hours ago

Has anyone else’s region show a rise in cases in the young population? We are seeing that now, and it’s alarming.

Polkadotdress13 hours ago

Also from the FL DOH site: No prescription or referral required for State of Florida sites. To support Governor DeSantis’ initiative, there is currently a standing order in Florida signed by the State Surgeon General that allows patients to receive this treatment without a prescription or referral if administered by an eligible health care provider. Such referrals are not required at any of the State of Florida monoclonal antibody treatment sites.

GoofGoof13 hours ago

86% in the 65+ demographic. No clue how many of the other 14% would have qualified for the boosters too. Likely that 90%+ of the breakthrough deaths were in the 65+ or high risk group that just got authorization for a booster at least for Pfizer with the others to follow soon. Seems like pretty solid support for the boosters.

ParentsOf413 hours ago

Here's a scary number. Breakthrough deaths among those who are fully vaccinated increased by 1,453 in 1 week. (Breakthrough hospitalizations increased by 1,893 over the same period.) CDC data from September 13: CDC data from September 20:

GoofGoof14 hours ago

We can agree to disagree. The cases that are reported are overwhelmingly in the unvaccinated population. Many places showing 90%+.

GoofGoof14 hours ago

Don’t forget the argument against mitigations and masks that has been made repeatedly is that people with mild and asymptomatic infection are less likely to be contagious. Here’s a study posted here a few months ago showing just that. So if vaccinated people overwhelmingly have mild or asymptomatic cases which are slipping past testing then they are still not spreading covid as easily. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/27/4/20-4576_article

lazyboy97o14 hours ago

All you have to do is the math to realize that 30% of the population is plenty of people to allow for huge outbreaks.