CHANGE CA Founder Reacts to California’s New COVID Rules Keeping Businesses Closed

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Major Theme Park Disneyland is Unlikely to Reopen in July as Planned, Due to New Rules

San Diego, CA (October 21, 2020)- On Tuesday, new protocols were announced that severely limit the operating abilities of theme parks in California. This decision blocks larger parks, such as Disneyland, from opening until its county hits phase four; the county is currently in phase two. Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock called the mandate “unworkable.” 

John Cox, founder of CHANGE CA, released the following statement:

“Instead of looking for responsible ways for businesses to reopen under safe guidelines, California is looking for ways to keep them shuttered. Putting a padlock on Disneyland until sometime in 2021, in effect, is an irresponsible decision that hurts working people and the economy. Not only does it ignore the fact that Florida’s Disney World has operated safely since July, but it ignores the fact that the City of Anaheim relies on Disneyland for half its operating budget. By picking winners and losers during COVID, the state will only aggravate budget shortfalls, which already stand at $100 million.”