As California continues to vaccinate against COVID-19, the state announced a new incentive, now giving away 50,000 free tickets to Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
Gov. Gavin Newsom made the free ticket announcement at the Valencia theme park Wednesday, a day after giving away $1.5 million to 10 vaccinated Californians through a random drawing.
“We’re fully reopening California’s economy, but we’re not letting up on our efforts to get more Californians vaccinated – especially in our hardest hit communities – so we can all safely get back to the activities and places we love, including our state’s iconic landmarks,” Governor Newsom said in a statement. “Getting every eligible Californian vaccinated is how we maintain our incredible progress and bring our state roaring back from this pandemic.”
Californians will be eligible to receive one of the 50,000 Six Flags tickets, from June 16 forward, by getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at select clinics operated by Center for Family Health and Education, the Chinatown Service Center, Clinica Sierra Vista, Community Medical Centers, Elica Health Centers, the JWCH Institute, Lifelong Health, UCI Family Health, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Centers and St. John’s Well Child and Family Centers, Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, Curative and Color Health.
“Six Flags is proud to support efforts to vaccinate more Californians, particularly in underserved communities,” Six Flags President and CEO Mike Spanos said in a statement. “California is a priority market for Six Flags. We are committed to our local communities through ticket donations and having served as vaccination sites across the country. We are excited to safely create fun and thrilling memories for our guests.”
California lifted most COVID-19 related business restrictions on June 15, as theme parks, restaurants, stores and all other consumer-based businesses no longer have to limit capacity, or adhere to physical distancing measures.
Consistent with CDC measures, face coverings must still be work in public transportation, but will not be regulated in most other settings. As of now, workers must also wear masks as the Cal/OSHA board kept its mask regulations for working employees until they meet again in July.
Those who are not vaccinated are encouraged to wear masks in public settings, while vaccinated Californians have been deemed low risk against COVID-19 infection and do not have to wear masks for protection in most settings.
Businesses may still require all guests to wear masks, ask for proof of vaccination, or ask guests to self-attest that they have been vaccinated and do not need a mask.