Who Disneyland Resort Laid Off In OC As All Await Reopening

ANAHEIM, CA —Disneyland Resort cast members are still reeling from the news of layoffs, which came one week ago. On Thursday, Disney shared with the Teamsters Local N0. 495 that over 1,400 security guards and attraction cast members will be part of the layoffs.

It has been seven months since the Walt Disney Co. announced closures at their theme parks worldwide. The park intended to reopen in July, but those plans were scrapped as the coronavirus pandemic raged across Orange County. As of October, Disneyland Resort is the sole property to remain closed.

According to a report from the Orange County Register, as many as8,400 Disneyland Resort employees could be laid off. The exact number of people whose jobs will be affected by the ongoing Disneyland and Disney California Adventure park closure is not yet known.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has pushed notions of reopening guidelines to the back burner, while

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State-by-state guide to coronavirus reopening

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Here’s a look at where states are on the reopening curve to help you decide how to plan travel possibilities during these strange times.

This guide is current as of the time of publication, and we will keep information regularly updated as the situation progresses.

Alabama to Guam


Quarantine required: None.

Conditions: None.

Penalties for violation: None.

Testing guidelines: None.

Important to know: Everything is open in Alabama and anyone can visit. Some states are requiring visitors from Alabama to quarantine. Alabama requires masks in public and in other circumstances including in schools and when interacting within six feet with people from another household.

For more information: Visit

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Where Can I Travel to in Caribbean? Covid Reopening Plans by Island

Sunset over English Harbour, Antigua.

Photographer: Roberto Moiola / Sysaworld/Moment RF

Allen Chastanet, St. Lucia’s prime minister, thought he was lucky—his island was deemed a “non-outbreak” zone when the Zika virus swept through the Caribbean in 2016, and it was similarly spared from the hurricanes that pummeled its neighbors in 2017. But then came Covid-19.

“It’s had a devastating effect on our economy and the livelihood of our citizens,” Chastanet says. Indeed, 65% of the island’s gross domestic product is garnered through tourism, and the island saw a dramatic 89% drop in arrivals from March to July. That has reduced the government’s total revenue by almost 60% so far this year, and attempts to curb the island’s already high 25% unemployment rate have spiraled in the opposite direction.

In other parts of the Caribbean, tourism officials started 2020 optimistic that this would be the

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Disneyland Resort Reopening Guidelines Back To Drawing Board

ANAHEIM, CA — After much waiting and high anticipation, on Friday California state officials fell short of announcing new guidelines for mass gatherings, including at theme parks, concerts and sporting events.

Officials from the state sought input on a “first draft of the reopening directive” designed to stay in line with the state’s Blueprint For A Safer Economy, according to a USA Today report. However, theme park officials balked at the restrictions that say until the county moves up to the tier of yellow — which could take months — few if any activities would be allowed at area theme parks.

“Given the size and operational complexities of these unique sectors, we are seeking additional input from health, workforce, and business stakeholders to finalize this important framework — all leading with science and safety,” Dr. Mark Ghaly, California’s Health and Human Services secretary, said in a statement.

Anaheim Mayor Harry

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Airlines and cruise stocks tumble as Trump’s positive virus test dents the reopening trade

  • Stocks that are closely tied to the reopening of the American economy were crushed in Friday trades after President Trump tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The news served as a reminder to investors just how precarious the economic reopening is as Winter approaches and daily COVID-19 cases are on the rise.
  • Airlines and cruise stocks led the decline lower on Friday.
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The reopening trade, or buying stocks that are closely tied to the reopening of the American economy, was crushed on Friday after it was revealed that President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19.

The news served as a stark reminder to investors that anyone can get the virus, the reopening of the economy is precarious without a readily available vaccine, and daily COVID-19 cases are on the rise as winter approaches.


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Airlines, cruise lines fall as Trump diagnosis raises fears of second wave, slower reopening

U.S. President Donald Trump approaches reporters as he departs on campaign travel to Minnesota from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, September 30, 2020.

Carlos Barria | Reuters

Shares of companies tied closely to the economy reopening declined on Friday as President Donald Trump’s positive Covid-19 diagnosis raised concerns about a second wave. 

Shares of United Airlines fell more than 4.5% in premarket trading on Friday. Shares of American Airlines and Delta Airlines lost 3.9% and 3.8%, respectively. Southwest Airlines dropped nearly 4% and Alaska Air Group fell 2.5%. 

Cruise operators also weakened Friday morning with Carnival and Norwegian losing 5% each and Royal Caribbean dropping more than 4%. 

Early on Friday, Trump told Americans that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus, sending stock futures lower. In a tweet shortly before 1 a.m. ET, Trump said: “We will begin our quarantine and

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White House overruled CDC on school reopening and cruise guidelines, reports say

Media reports in recent weeks suggest top White House officials overruled CDC on guidelines concerning the reopening of schools and cruise line operations. Meanwhile, former FDA commissioners are raising concerns about reports the White House could try to intervene on vaccine standards for the new coronavirus.

How Covid-19 is changing the future of the health care industry

US new coronavirus cases top 7.2M, deaths surpass 205K

U.S. officials as of Wednesday morning reported a total of 7,219,800 cases of the novel coronavirus virus since the country’s epidemic began—up from 7,176,500 cases reported as of Tuesday morning.

According to data from the New York Times, the rates of newly reported coronavirus cases are “staying high” in Puerto Rico and 22 states that have had a daily average of at least 15 newly reported cases per 100,000 people over the past week. Those states are Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas,

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Reopening cruise ships, amendments on ballot, slavery, Supreme Court, NFL and anthem

It is time to reopen cruise ships

that have safety protocols

It’s been over five months since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instituted a no-sail order for cruise ships. Since that time, the cruise lines have been working hard to establish steps to keep passengers and crew safe. 

All-inclusive resorts in Cancun have reopened with enhanced COVID prevention protocols and continue to welcome thousands of tourists from the U.S. It’s time for the government to let us cruise once again.

Scott Lara, Arlington

Will Constitutional Amendments

make any difference in Florida?

Exactly what good will it do for us to vote on amendments in November while we have a governor who refuses to abide by the will of the people? Gov. Ron DeSantis has already obstructed at least one amendment that passed with a 60 perecdent approval rating (voting rights for ex-felons); it is a safe bet he

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Disney’s Hawaii resort to start phased reopening in November

Aloha, again.

Disney’s Aulani resort and spa in Hawaii will begin a phased reopening in November, following the governor’s announcement that out-of-state travelers will soon be able to bypass two weeks of quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 prior to arrival.


On Thursday, the Disney Parks Blog revealed that Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, will reopen for business with a phased approach on Nov. 1.

Last week, Gov. David Ige that the pre-travel testing program will take effect Oct. 15, allowing tourists from out of state to skip a 14-day quarantine with proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of their arrival.


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