Governor Newsom Statement on Disney Agreeing to Close California Parks

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the below statement following the announcement that Disney will close its California parks to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19:

“Late last night, California put out a new policy on mass gatherings and engaged in deep conversations with Disney and other companies about how to meet it. Using that policy, Disney made the right call in the interest of public health and agreed to shut down their California parks. Expect more announcements like this shortly.”


Monica Vargas

Monica is an Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). She has been involved in the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Valley Fire, Butte Fire, historic drought, Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident, 2017 winter storms, North Bay Fires, Camp Fire, Ridgecrest Earthquake, 2020 Puerto Rico earthquake EMAC PIO, 2020 fire siege and the COVID-19 pandemic. She previously served Cal OES as an analyst in the executive, international affairs and technology offices.

One thought on “Governor Newsom Statement on Disney Agreeing to Close California Parks

  • March 17, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    Why don’t we make use of the docked cruise ships and make them temporary hospital for Corvid-19 patients?


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