CNBC: California’s Covid rules mean lengthy Disneyland closure and more pressure for Disney earnings and local economy

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has raised concerns over the number of people who typically frequent theme parks, the duration of the time they spend there and the possibility that transmission rates could rise if the parks are reopened.

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, a Democrat, who represents the 65th California Assembly District, which includes northern Orange County, wants to strike a better balance.

“I believe that the guidelines set forth by Governor Newsom were released with the right framework and message of prioritizing public health and safety for both theme park employees and guests.” she said.

“However, as we have seen the economic impact this pandemic has had on all business sectors, we can acknowledge that public health and economics are not exclusive from each other,” she said. “I have voiced my concerns about the state’s guidelines having a significantly negative impact on thousands of jobs, small business, and ultimately billions in revenue for California. I would urge the Governor and his administration to review the numbers and encourage them to update the guidelines for our theme parks.”