But only if the respective counties fall into the “substantial” tier.
On Friday, California health officials announced April 1 as the reopening date for theme parks and outdoor stadiums. Although, this will only apply to counties that fall within the red “substantial” tier and only residents will be permitted to go.
Once a county is in the red tier, theme parks will be able to open at 15% capacity, moving to 25% and then 35% as it moves towards the least restrictive tier. It goes without saying that masks will be required and additional safety measures will be in place, this includes weekly tests for workers and restrictions on group sizes and interhousehold mixing.
Disneyland’s Kenpotrock and other theme park officials were quick to praise the decision, noting the thousands of people it will put back at work.
— Disney Parks News (@DisneyParksNews) March 5, 2021
In the state’s updated Blueprint for a Safer Economy, outdoor sporting events and live concerts with “allocated seating and controlled mixing” may resume in all tiers from April 1. The restrictions vary across the tiers, but for most states in the purple tier, they are as follows:
- 100 people or fewer
- Only regional visitors may attend (those within a 120 miles radius)
- Advanced reservations are required
- No concessions or concourse sales
The good news is the result of reaching the vaccine distribution milestone of 10 million in California and numbers dropping substantially.
It’s a good day today.
CA just reached 10 million vaccines administered.
Our #COVID19 rates are the lowest they have been in months.
And we just signed a $6.6 billion package to reopen our schools and get our kids back in the classroom. https://t.co/jtMKb3WSQ6
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) March 5, 2021
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