(Reuters) – Unions representing over 10,000 Disney theme park employees have informed California Governor Gavin Newsom that the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, can safely reopen when its location strikes into the state’s “orange tier” of COVID-19 take a look at positivity and adjusted case charge.
“We wrote you in June 2020 to let you know that we weren’t but satisfied that it was protected to reopen the parks on Disney’s timetable,” the unions wrote in a letter dated Oct. 17. “Since then, Disney has taken security measures we advocated, and engaged with their employees’ representatives, (such that) our authentic place has modified.”
The unions urged Newsom to direct the state’s process pressure answerable for theme park reopening to satisfy with them as a part of the reopening course of.
Walt Disney Co
closed Disneyland in March in an effort to sluggish the unfold of the coronavirus. The corporate had introduced it will reopen the resort on July 17 however later delayed the transfer indefinitely, saying it needed to watch for the state’s steering.
Disney has reopened all of its different theme parks, together with Walt Disney World in Florida, with restricted attendance, masks necessities and different security measures.
Disney executives have urged California to allow them to reopen Disneyland. On Sept. 29 the corporate introduced it will lay off roughly 28,000 workers, largely at its U.S. theme parks.
(Reporting by Helen Coster; Modifying by Steve Orlofsky)
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