Walt Disney will closed its California theme parks Thursday after the state of California mandated banning giant gatherings and coronavirus fears sweep the nation.

“Whereas there have been no reported circumstances of Covid-19 at Disneyland Resort, after fastidiously reviewing the rules of the Governor of California’s govt order, and in the perfect of our friends and workers, we’re continuing with the closure of Disneyland Park advert Disney California Journey, starting the morning of March 14 via the top of the month.”

Resorts will keep open via March 16 to provide friends time to make journey preparations. Downtown Disney will stay open.

Disney can pay solid member throughout this time.

Governor Gavin Newsom, citing California public well being officers, stated Wednesday evening that gatherings of greater than 250 individuals ought to be postponed or canceled throughout the state till at the least the top of March.

“Every of us has extraordinary energy to gradual the unfold of this illness,” Newsom stated. “”Not holding that live performance or neighborhood occasion can have cascading results — saving dozens of lives and preserving vital healthcare assets that your loved ones may have a month from now. The individuals in our lives who’re most in danger — seniors and people with underlying well being circumstances — are relying on all of us to make the proper alternative.”

Smaller occasions should be restricted to not more than 250 individuals and may solely happen if organizers can implement social distancing of six ft. Gatherings of people who find themselves at increased well being threat ought to be restricted to not more than 10 individuals and in addition observe the social-distancing pointers, the assertion stated.