Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is not imposing any restrictions on the reopening plans of Disney World, though the new coronavirus cases are still surging.
The Governor announced that they are not heading to halt the reopening plans for the Disney World which has already been approved.
A statement delivered to WSTP from the Governor’s office says, “We are monitoring all aspects related to COVID-19 in Florida and do not have plans to roll back any approved reopening business plans at this time.”
Disney World’s reopening plan was approved in May is all set to reopen earliest by July 11. The member of the cast is expressing their concern on the reopening plan by requesting the park executives as well as the government to put a brake on this plan to ensure their safety as well as guest’s safety.
As of Friday morning, a lot of members have signed an online petition at moveon.org expressing their concern against the reopening plan.
The online petition says, “Because of the increase in cases suddenly, it is clear that theme parks – a non-essential business – should not be planning to operate until the cases have gone down again.”
The petition continued, “While theme parks are a great way to relax and enjoy free time, it is a non-essential business; It is not fair to the people who work there to risk their lives, especially if they are at risk or have family members who are at risk. People are more important than making a profit.”
Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom Park are bound to open on July 11. The whole theme park will reopen in phases that are set to help its 77,000 employee’s workforce after a long 4-months lockdown.
In the meanwhile, Disney World’s mid-July reopening of Southern California is postponed till any further guidelines received from the state officials.
In the last week, Florida crossed the 100,000 new coronavirus cases mark. On Tuesday the death toll reported by the state was 3,238, a jump of 64 deaths as recorded in previous days. The newly reported cases included 11 athletes from the University of Florida to the well-known federal prosecutors in Tallahassee.