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California set a new record for most new COVID-19 cases in a single day this week. Will it impact Disneyland reopening?

More than 4,000 coronavirus cases in a single day

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In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a visitor to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., takes a photo through a locked gate at the entrance. Disneyland has been shut down due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. If Gov. Gavin Newsom’s so-called roadmap to ease coronavirus restrictions hinted at a return to a normal Californians could appreciate - a summer trip in the car - it quickly became apparent they wouldn’t be leaving home soon.

In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a visitor to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., takes a photo through a locked gate at the entrance.

Jeff Gritchen, Associated Press

California set a new record for its most coronavirus cases in a single day Wednesday with cases exceeding 4,000, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

  • County health departments reported 4,233 total new cases Wednesday.
  • The previous daily high was 3,683.
  • The Chronicle said: “The rise in new virus cases comes as many areas of the state ease social restrictions and reopen sectors of the economy.”
  • The new cases rise as much of the state has begun entering phase 3 of the reopening plan, which includes allowing indoor dining at restaurants, and fitness centers and hotels to open.
  • Gathering can now include more people than previously allowed.

Does it impact Disneyland?

  • So far, this won’t mean anything for Disneyland reopening. According to the OC Register, Disneyland and California theme parks can reopen during the stage 3 phase of California’s reopening plan.
  • That includes parks such as Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain, SeaWorld San Diego, Legoland California.
  • However, a rise in cases in California could lead to the state dropping back a phase, which could spell trouble for Disneyland’s reopening.