California Attractions and Parks Association’s executive director Erin Guerrero today issued the following statement in reaction to New York Governor’s Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that outdoor amusement parks in New York are approved to reopen responsibly beginning April 9.
“Kudos to Governor Cuomo for acknowledging amusement parks’ extraordinary efforts to prepare to reopen responsibly and for giving them a realistic timelines for reopening. If New York can do it – so can California!
“California theme parks have detailed plans in place so they can reopen responsibly with protocols that protect the health of guests and staff. These protocols are recommended by health experts and reflect the best practices of parks that have reopened around their world. No Covid-19 outbreaks have been traced back to parks that have reopened.
“We continue to urge Governor Newsom to update the industry guidance for theme parks so California’s signature parks can reopen when they county they are in achieve the Orange/Moderate/Tier 3.”
California amusement parks generate $1.5 billion annually in local, state, and federal taxes. Reopening California’s theme parks will get tens of thousands of Californians back to work, and will help revive the local and state economies that are suffering due to the COVID-19 shutdown.
For more on CAPA’s responsible reopening plan visit: https://reopencaamusementparks.com