Orange County officials recommend reopening of Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm

Posted at 12:59 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 15:59:20-04

Orange County officials have recommended the state allow for the reopening of Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm once the county moves into the less restrictive orange tier, according to our Los Angeles ABC affiliate.

According to ABC7, Supervisor Doug Chaffee encouraged Dr. Clayton Chau, the director of the county Health Care Agency and the county's chief health officer, to "keep pushing'' on the reopening of theme parks in the region.

Theme parks have been closed since mid-March as they await reopening guidelines from Gov. Gavin Newsom. ABC7 reported that a California State Association of Counties committee is now lobbying the state to let theme parks move into the orange tier category instead of being lumped in with mass gatherings like live concerts and sporting events in the yellow tier.

Orange County could move into the orange tier within the next few weeks, according to ABC7.