Disneyland will no longer reopen on July 17 as previously scheduled, the company announced in a press release sent to the Deseret News.
Disney said California would not issue the theme park reopening guidelines until after July 4. The park has decided to not reopen on July 17 and will move the date indefinitely.
“Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials,” the company said. “Once we have a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, we expect to be able to communicate a reopening date.”
Downtown Disney District will still reopen on July 9. The state previously approved the reopening guidelines for the area.
Disneyland said it plans to negotiate with employees and cast members on when to return to the park.
“We thank our cast and guests for their patience during this unprecedented time while we await approval from government officials,” the company said.
Disneyland has been closed since mid-March when the coronavirus pandemic first ran through the United States.
But cases have been on the rise in recent days. Los Angeles County in California now leads the nation in coronavirus cases, according to ABC News. California reported 4,230 cases on Sunday. Cases jumped by 5,019 on Monday and 7,149 on Tuesday.