If you’ve visited Walt Disney World, Universal, or any other theme park, chances are you’ve noticed the intense safety protocols from temperature screenings, mask requirements, reduced capacity, hand sanitizing stations, and more. Well, it is now being reported that the largest U.S. theme parks, including Walt Disney World, report no COVID-19 outbreaks since reopening.
As shared by OCRegister: There have been no reports of COVID-19 outbreaks at the 20 largest amusement parks in the United States as California theme parks continue to await reopening guidelines from the state after six months of coronavirus closures. No COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported at Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Six Flags, Legoland and Cedar Fair parks in Florida, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Virginia and Michigan, according to state health agencies and theme park officials.
Florida is home to eight of the 11 most-attended theme parks in the U.S. Florida’s Orange County Department of Health officer Dr. Raul Piro said in late August that Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando haven’t had any COVID-19 outbreaks, according to WKMG-TV. The primarily outdoor nature of Orlando’s theme parks likely makes it harder for coronavirus to be transmitted, according to Piro.
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A COVID-19 outbreak or cluster is defined as two or more people with coronavirus who are linked to a potentially extensive transmission within a setting or organization, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.