L.A. County Likely To Keep Stay-At-Home Orders In Effect For Next Three Months
I’m going to preface this article by saying that we here at MickeyBlog don’t yet know what if any the implications will be on Disneyland Resort, but according to a recent piece in the L.A. Times, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer acknowledge that L.A. County may be keeping it’s stay-at-home order in place for longer than expected.
Though the county has yet to issue an official extension, Ferrer said that the only way the county would shorten the timeline is if there was a “dramatic change to the virus and tools at hand.”
Ferrer added, “Our hope is that by using the data, we’d be able to slowly lift restrictions over the next three months.” However, the department acknowledged that without widely available testing or home kits its unlikely that social distancing directives and stay-at-home restrictions will be suspended.
With that in mind, the county has already eased some restriction a part of a new five-step plan for the city. The department advised that this good be lifted further over the next few weeks which could include the reopening of additional retailers, manufacturers and recreational facilities. Case in point is that beaches are set to reopen on Wednesday and restrictions on hiking trails, parks and golf courses have already been lifted.
It should be noted that Disneyland is located in Orange County and NOT L.A. County. However, many out-of-town guests fly into LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) before travelling down to Anaheim. It should also be noted that a larger proportion of Disneyland visitors are from the local area. This means decisions made in Los Angeles could inform policies regarding the reopening of Disneyland Resort which includes 2 theme parks and three onsite hotels.
The reason L.A. County is airing on the side of caution is that COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the area. According to the L.A. Times, the county reported an additional 961 positive cases today as well as an additional 45 deaths. This death toll of the virus in L.A. has been around 1,613 accounting for more than half of the total deaths in the state.
Though to a smaller degree, cases have continued to go up in Orange County (where Disneyland is) as well. 62 more positive cases have been reported as well as one death. Hospitalizations in the area rose to 230.
Ferrer reminded LA residents that, “It’s safer to stay at home. COVID-19 has not changed. ”
This is a story we’ll be following closely here at MickeyBlog. Readers are encouraged to keep following along for the latest Walt Disney World news and updates.
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Source: LA Times