Coronavirus

COVID-19: Newsom Issues Statewide “Limited” Stay-At-Home Curfew

Prompted by a rise in COVID-19 cases, the Newsom Administration has issued its latest decree, imposing a “limited stay at home order,” mere days after telling the public it was not contemplating a stay-at-home order because “many Californians are fatigued and tired.” The order, issued by Acting State Public Health Officer Erica S. Pan, instructs Californians to stay indoors between ...

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Newsom Guidelines Will Likely Keep Disneyland Closed Until Late 2021

After weeks of foot-dragging despite desperate pleas from business, labor and civic leaders, the Newsom Administration today finally announced re-opening guidelines for California’s theme parks – which have been closed for more than seven months. However, the news was grim: the bottom line is that under Governor Newsom’s rules, major theme parks like the Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm ...

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Disneyland Providing Multiple Methods of Free COVID-19 Testing For Cast Members

The Disneyland Resort is offering three different ways for cast members to obtain free COVID-19 tests. “We have finalized a plan for all working cast members of the Disneyland Resort to have access to free, easily accessible testing options,” Disney theme parks chief medical officer Pamela Hymel said in a statement. The Disneyland Resort includes Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure and ...

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OC Health Care Agency Recommends Re-Opening Disneyland Resort

The Orange County Health Care Agency is recommending Governor Newsom allow the Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm be allowed to re-open, reported the OC Register: Local health authorities have given the green light for Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm to reopen while California theme parks await reopening guidelines from Gov. Gavin Newsom after more than six months of coronavirus ...

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6-Month COVID Closure Pushes Disney To Begin Laying Off 28,000 Resort Cast Members

More COVID-19 economic wreckage was visited on Southern California today as Disney announced it is beginning the process of laying off approximately 28,000 cast members more than 6-months after closing the Disneyland Resort in response to Governor Newsom’s lock-down edicts at the dawn of the pandemic. The move was precipitated by Governor Gavin Newsom’s unwillingness or inability to issue re-opening ...

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Disney Calls On Governor Newsom To Re-Open Theme Parks

Pressure continues to build on Governor Newsom to take action to resuscitate the ailing convention and tourism sector. Yesterday, Disney publicly called on the Governor to issue re-opening guidelines  for theme parks. The Disneyland Resort and other California theme parks have been closed for more than 6 months, and are one of the few economic sectors foe which Newsom has ...

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County of Orange Launches SafeDineOC COVID-Safe Restaurant Campaign

The County of Orange yesterday announced the launch of a new SafeDineOC COVID-Safe Restaurant Campaign to incentivize Orange County restaurants to followCalifornia Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Our restaurant owners across Orange County need help right now, and we need to take steps wherever possible to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Orange County Board ...

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Heartening Innovation Breakthroughs In The Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID is a worldwide problem, but innovations and advances in its treatment can have impact everywhere, including Anaheim. It’s worth noting it is the private sector that is driving these innovations. Ensuring an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a chronic difficulty for hospitals and other medical providers, where it often isn’t possible to avoid re-using PPE such ...

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Free, Drive-Thru COVID Testing Available At Anaheim Convention Center Beginning July 15

A free , drive-thru COVID-19 testing super-site has been set up at the Anaheim Convention Center. The super-site will offer contactless Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. This is the test that determine if a person is currently infected with COVID-19. The testing will begin tomorrow, July 15 and will be available Wednesdays through Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ...

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COVID Update: Bars, Indoor Dining Ordered Closed For At Least 3 Weeks

From the City of Anaheim: Orange County and the state of California are out with new restrictions for restaurants, bars and other businesses here in Anaheim and across the county and state. Most involve shutting down indoor service while allowing service outdoors, where the risk of coronavirus spread is lower. The exception is for businesses that solely serve alcohol, which ...

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