California’s Director of Health and Human Services, Dr. Mark Ghaly, delivered a revise of Governor Gavin Newsom’s guidelines for theme parks and sporting events on Wednesday.
Ghaly started by thanking theme park operators for their partnership in creating these guidelines.
He said, during recent tours of the parks, state officials had seen great examples of line management and keeping groups apart. They had concerns, however, about the level of mixing without masks.
He then announced that larger theme parks in the state like Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood will have to wait until the most difficult “Minimal” tier of the state’s reopening guidelines.
Ghaly sought to make a distinction between theme parks and outdoor sporting events, which he said were less high-risk. As a result, outdoor sporting events can open in the less restrictive “Moderate” tier of the state’s guidelines.
Watch Ghaly’s press conference here: