With four confirmed cases of Coronavirus or COVID-19 confirmed in the state of Florida and, at the time of publishing 11 confirmed deaths in the United States from the virus, Walt Disney World, the top vacation destination in the United States, issued the following statement.
The statement was released via People:
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 handwashing 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.
Disney has already closed Tokyo Disneyland Resort, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
The world is watching Disneyland and Disney World as we wait for newly appointed CEO Bob Chapek to react to the virus coming stateside and with confirmed cases in both Florida and California. The Magic Kingdom at Disney World is the world’s most-visited theme park. Tourism is at the epicenter of the virus spreading quickly outside of Wuhan China, where this strain originated.
With mounting pressure on cruise lines following numerous confirmed cases and ships being quaratined offshore due to virus concerns, the time may come soon rather than later for Disney Cruise Line to make changes as well until the virus is contained.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
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