coronavirus usa, Florida tourism officials say cases of the new coronavirus are having little visible impact on the state's biggest industry so far. Disney officials said in a statement that extra hand sanitizers were being placed throughout its four parks and more than two dozen hotels. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Hymel also emphasized that Disney’s domestic and international theme parks are all committed to high standards of sanitation. According to Disney, the theme parks’ typical standards for sanitation and cleaning include extensive training for employees; frequent cleaning and disinfection of targeted areas; immediate response to spills, trash, etc.; end-of-day standard sanitation for bathrooms, kitchens and other facilities; frequent cleaning of outdoor locations; plus easy access to handwashing and hand sanitizing.
coronavirus usa - In addition, onsite health teams and officials at various Disney properties will continue to keep cast members updated with the latest in illness prevention, per guidance from the CDC, Hymel said. On Monday, the Associated Press reported that face masks will be distributed to both patient and paramedic if a Disney visitor appears symptomatic or a first responder suspects they have the flu, said Tim Stromsnes, president of the local union for firefighters at Disney World. Moving forward, extra hand sanitizers are also being placed throughout Disney World’s four parks and two dozen-plus hotels, officials said.
coronavirus usa, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS On the opening day of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney's Hollywood Studios, roughly 1,000 people reportedly waited to enter the park. (iStock) Florida's busy spring break season kicked off this month, amid reports that coronavirus fears do not seem to be impacting tourism to the iconic theme park. Last week, on the opening day of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney's Hollywood Studios, roughly 1,000 people waited to enter the park, said Kurt Schmidt, the owner of Inside the Magic, a popular news site and online community for Disney fans.
coronavirus usa - Notably, Schmidt said that no one was wearing a mask, per the Associated Press. The most visited tourist destination in the country, Orlando draws vast numbers to its major theme parks, which also include Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando. In 2018, the city attracted 75 million visitors. CLICK HERE FOR FOX NEWS' CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE Last week, a spokesperson for Disney World confirmed that the theme park has amplified its stringent sanitation plans during the COVID-19 outbreak to keep visitors and employees safe.
coronavirus usa - As for Disney’s internationally branded parks, Hong Kong Disneyland has been temporarily closed until further notice. On Monday, Shanghai Disneyland reopened several restaurants and shops – though the theme park itself remains closed, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Tokyo Disney Resort is also closed, but is currently scheduled to reopen on March 16. In France, Disneyland Paris remains open after a nighttime maintenance worker tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, according to French news outlets.