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California releases guidelines for theme park reopenings
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California has released guidelines around theme parks reopening in the state.
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After months of forced shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Golden State has approved smaller and moderately-sized parks to reopen with strict rules in place – face masks must be worn at all times, except for when eating or drinking, and capacity will be limited to 25% with reservations required, according to California’s COVID-19 guidelines page.
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However, larger amusement parks like Disneyland, Universal Studios and Six Flags Magic Mountain will still be unable to reopen until the county where the parks are located is within the “yellow” tier indicating minimal coronavirus risk, while smaller parks will be allowed to open in the “orange” tier, with added modifications such as only outdoor attractions and capacity of 25%, but not more than 500 people. The state has a four-tiered color system with “yellow” as the least restrictive regarding reopening.