Universal Orlando Resort is preparing to reopen its doors. According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, the theme park has submitted a proposal to reopen in early June. The park would open for employees on June 1 for a dry run.
A proposal was sent on Thursday, May 21 to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force. If the proposal is approved, Universal Orlando would reopen on its targeted date of June 5. The theme park has been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
From the report:
Masks and temperature checks will be required for both visitors and employees. If a guest does not have a mask, one will be provided for them, officials said. Interactive play areas have been closed. There will be no more valet parking. Mist areas will be closed. There will be no more post-show meet and greets. All menus will be paper single-use in restaurants. Cash will still be accepted, but the park is trying to minimize it. Employees will self-check at home and then be checked again once they arrive to work.
The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).
The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.
While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 93,800 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.