Lake County - Record Bee: Assemblymember Quirk-Silva urges Gov. Newsom to reopen theme parks

Assemblymember Quirk-Silva urges Gov. Newsom to reopen theme parks

Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Orange County), Chair of the Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media Committee, introduced Assembly Bill 420 (AB 420), Safe Theme Park Reopening, on Feb. 4, 2021 and continues to work tirelessly in her efforts to help state theme parks return back to business and create a safe pathway to recovery.

AB 420 would treat large and small theme parks equally under the industry guidance tier structure, by expressing the intent of the Legislature to Gov. Newsom to adjust the COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Amusement and Theme Parks document and place all amusement parks under the same Moderate – Orange Tier, as opposed to the Minimal – Yellow Tier.

“It is time to get our Theme Park employees back to work and our businesses into recovery with the help of the tourism industry,” said Quirk-Silva. “I urge Governor Newsom to take swift action in creating the proper steps to allow our Theme Parks to reopen safely and as soon as possible.”