LA Mayor Says Large Gatherings May Be Restricted Until 2021
The future remains uncertain when it comes to an opening date for Disneyland Resort. As we reported this morning here at MickeyBlog, Governor Gavin Newsom from California today said that he believed that mass gatherings would not be permissible until the Summer at the earliest.
Today, on a local level, Mayor Eric Garcetti said that the city of LA may hold off on big gatherings for even longer – until 2021 because of the COVID-19 threat. The issue was raised during the Mayor’s weekly briefing on Monday with a group of high-level staff from several departments. During the briefing, he said that “large gatherings such as concerts and sporting events may not be approved in the city for at least 1 year.”
The information was obtained by the LA Times after Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Trevor Richmond took notes of the briefing and sent it to staffers within the department.
A spokesman for the Mayor, Alex Comisar confirmed the mayor’s comments. He added, The Mayor was generally referencing studies of current and historical data and best practices for safely re-opening the economy.
As of going to print, the Mayor’s Office has yet to release an official timeline for the city to begin resuming large-scale events. However, in nightly press briefings, the Mayor has said that it would be a mistake to reopen businesses until the pandemic could be controlled.
Though Disneyland Resort which features two theme parks and three onsite hotels is located in Anaheim, many are looking to local and state leaders to suggest a timeline by which the parks can re-open. The Mayor’s suggestions points to a slightly longer timeline than Governor Newsom’s projections.
With all of this information, it definitely feels like the re-opening of the parks will not be something fans should expect soon. That being said, Disneyland’s official stance is that the parks are close until further notice but bookings are restricted until June.
We understand here at MickeyBlog that projections such as those outlined above change daily. However, if you keep following along we promise to keep you posted on any further developments or official word from Disney regarding the closures.
Source: Los Angeles Times