Coronavirus pointers name for Disney, Common and different California theme parks to confirm that guests have been vaccinated as soon as the state’s economic system absolutely reopens on June 15 — however what does that imply and the way are the parks supposed to tug off that large enterprise?
Totally vaccinated Californians will not be required to put on masks on the state’s theme parks on June 15, however folks attending “mega occasions” should present both proof of vaccination or a current unfavorable COVID-19 take a look at.
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Seems, the brand new state necessities sound extra onerous than they are surely — for each theme parks and their unvaccinated guests. However as has typically been the case all through the pandemic, the state’s COVID-19 well being and security pointers are advanced and complicated.
The confusion begins with the definition of a “mega occasion” — the state’s new designation for big gathering locations like theme parks, sporting occasions, concert events, conventions, conferences, meals festivals, automotive exhibits, marathons and parades. However not all mega occasions are created equal.
Indoor mega occasions are “required” to verify the vaccination standing of every attendee whereas out of doors mega occasions are “strongly really useful” to confirm that guests have been absolutely vaccinated for coronavirus or obtained a current unfavorable COVID-19 take a look at.
California theme parks fall into the class of outside mega occasions — which the state’s COVID-19 well being and security pointers says ought to ask, however not require, unvaccinated guests to put on a masks whereas in attendance. The mega occasion vaccination and testing mandates run by Oct. 1 and can be reassessed on Sept. 1.
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What does all that imply for theme parks?
The state — by the use of the theme parks — is placing the onus on unvaccinated guests to voluntarily put on a masks whereas on the parks.
There isn’t any requirement for theme parks to verify for proof of vaccination or gather outcomes from a COVID-19 take a look at performed inside 72 hours of the beginning of the occasion. Theme parks are additionally not required to ask guests in the event that they’ve been vaccinated or make unvaccinated guests put on a face protecting.
How will California theme parks confirm the vaccination standing of holiday makers?
Most California theme parks will submit an announcement on their web sites or inside their parks in regards to the state’s masks advice. Some will embrace the state’s reminder with ticket purchases and advance reservations.
Parks that also require masks after June 15 will cowl all their bases — making certain that unvaccinated guests are carrying face coverings alongside vaccinated friends.
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Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and California’s Nice America at the moment require guests to put on masks, however the parks haven’t introduced if these insurance policies will change on June 15 or how they may deal with unvaccinated guests.
Common Studios Hollywood will observe state necessities relating to masks whereas the park continues to refine its pointers, based on Common officers. The newest updates on Common’s masks coverage might be discovered on the park’s web site.
Unvaccinated Common guests are strongly really useful to put on a masks in accordance with state COVID-19 pointers. Common will submit vaccination signage within the park and notices on-line, however is not going to verify for proof of vaccination.
SeaWorld San Diego guests will not be required to put on masks beginning June 15 — with one exception. SeaWorld will remind guests of the state’s vaccination and masks suggestions, however gained’t require proof of vaccination beginning June 15.
Legoland California will proceed to encourage masks utilization and bodily distancing after June 15. Unvaccinated guests are strongly really useful to observe state masks pointers and can be required to conform to these phrases when buying tickets and making advance reservations on the Legoland web site.