Disneyland workers unions call for governor to postpone reopening

Virus Outbreak-Disneyland
Posted at 5:14 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 20:17:34-04

ANAHEIM, Calif. — While some may be eagerly awaiting the July 17 reopening of Disneyland and California Adventure parks, thousands of employees feel it is still too soon to go back even with the new measures in place.

The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that a dozen unions that represent about 17,000 Disneyland employees wrote a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom saying it is still unsafe to reopen the park.

The park is scheduled to reopen next month after nearly 65 days of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The phased reopening includes several precautionary health and safety measures, including:

  • Physical distancing and capacity measures
  • Cleanliness and sanitization
  • Screening and prevention support
  • Reservations
  • Cast training

Yet the call to hold off on reopening is growing in numbers. A petition on calls for a delay to the park’s reopening until the number of coronavirus infections drops. The petition has amassed 40,000 signatures in the last 18 hours.