UPDATE (3/12 4pm): Disneyland has announced it will be closing. Our original story continues below.
California Governor Gavin Newsom said that Disneyland and other entertainment venues are exempt from a new policy that bans gatherings of 250 people or more due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.
Newsom said that he spoke with Bob Iger, Executive Chairman of Disney, on Wednesday about the ban. Newsom said that Disneyland is exempt from the policy due to the “complexity of their unique circumstances”.
Disneyland has rolled out more hand sanitizers in the parks and resorts to assist guests in their effort to stay healthy while on vacation. At Walt Disney World, portable hand washing stations have been installed around the parks and Disney Springs to offer another layer of protection from the spread of the Coronavirus. As of publish time, Disneyland has not announced any closures of the theme parks or resorts in California.
Other venues that are exempt from the Newsom’s policy include other large theme parks, theaters, and casinos.