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Walt Disney World has issued a statement on coronavirus after Florida sees some cases

What is Walt Disney World planning for coronavirus?

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The Walt Disney Company announced multiple closures to its parks around the country, and now we’re getting a look at those parks without people in them.

Many Disney cartoon characters march in a parade, greeting visitors at Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, on March 26, 2008.


Walt Disney World has issued its first public statement about the coronavirus and how it plans to handle the ongoing crisis, People magazine reports.

What’s going on?

A Disney spokesperson released the following statement to People magazine:

We know there is new information this week about coronavirus in Florida.

We have very stringent sanitation procedures in place at Walt Disney World Resort. We are in close contact with health agencies for information and guidance, and at this time, we are continuing to communicate to our Cast the importance of preventative measures such as frequent hand-washing and rigorous cleaning processes.

For guest convenience, we have placed additional hand sanitizers throughout our parks and resorts and will adjust our protocols as the situation warrants.

Florida has seen the coronavirus

  • There have been four confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Florida, according to the Herald-Tribune.
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a press conference that state officials will continue to monitor the situation, according to the Herald-Tribune.
  • DeSantis: “If you look at what we know about the virus, it seems if you have an underlying health condition or you’re elderly, that’s the population that typically has serious ramifications from this. With most other populations, it’s been akin to a severe flu.”