By Tom Tapp
UPDATED with latest: After a group of 18 California senators and assemblymembers issued a letter on Monday asking Governor Gavin Newsom to issue guidelines for theme parks to reopen, the state’s top health official addressed the matter.
Asked when guidance for theme parks would be released, Dr. Mark Ghaly said, “We’re working hard to get that out in a responsible way as soon as possible. We’re working with those industries to put out something that’s thoughtful…to ensure those activities are done responsibly.”
Unlike most other industries, there is no specific guidance for theme parks in Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. That means there is no way for them to reopen, no path for them to follow.
The state congress-people; Josh D’Amaro, the new chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products; and the California Attractions and Parks Association all contend the industry is prepared to open responsibly. The CAPA even released what it called its own comprehensive plan for reopening parks on Monday. Read the plan here.
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