California’s updated COVID-19 reopening guide will allow for theme parks and stadiums within “Red Tier” counties to reopen starting April 1.
Once a county is in the Red Tier for the “Blueprint For a Safer Economy,” health officials will allow amusement parks such as Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm to reopen at 15% capacity for California residents only— still maintaining restrictions on indoor dining and attractions within the parks.
Outdoor sport stadiums will be allowed to open at 20% capacity in the Red Tier, and can increase to 33% capacity if the county enters the less restrictive “Orange Tier.”
The four color-coded tiers have been used by California counties as a guide for tracking infection rates and deciding what sectors may be open for the public.
Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten made a statement on the reopenings, saying:
“Like the governor, we’re optimistic that California will continue to make progress in the fight against COVID-19 and that we can safely host fans to start the season. Safety is paramount and the Dodgers continue to work with local officials and Major League Baseball to finalize protocols to protect players, fans and staff.”
Both Orange County and Los Angeles County remain in the most restrictive “Purple Tier” but have been within percentage points away from moving down to the Red Tier.
On Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that the tiers may loosen its restrictions as efforts to get the “hardest-hit communities” vaccinated will see 40% of the state’s vaccines go toward areas with higher COVID-19 transmission.
*The writer’s stock ownership in The Walt Disney Company did not affect the information in this story.