California's Theme Parks May Reopen Under New Guidelines

But Disneyland, Universal must remain closed because Orange and LA County have not met the minimum threshold

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California’s theme parks can reopen with restrictions under new state guidelines released on Tuesday.

Smaller parks can reopen outdoor attractions with 500 visitors or at 25% capacity, whichever is fewer, if the county the park is located in has reached the state’s “moderate” tier. Guests must also be from the same county as where the park is located, and reservations or advanced ticket sales are required.

All theme parks can reopen in any county that has reached the state’s “minimal” tier at 25% capacity.

Face coverings will be mandatory at all theme parks that reopen unless guests are eating or drinking, and the parks must implement a reservation system that screens guests in advance for any COVID-19 symptoms.

Under these guidelines, however, Disneyland and Universal Studios must remain closed because Orange and Los Angeles County have not met the criteria to reach the “moderate” tier yet, according to the state’s county dashboard.

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