The state's new guidance for outdoor stadiums came amid an announcement of the loosening of restrictions for counties such as Santa Clara that are in the "orange" tier for moderate risk of transmission of the coronavirus. However, this is not now allowed under the County's Risk Reduction Order. Ticket sales will be restricted to fans within a 120 mile radius of the stadium to prevent mixing, out of state fans will not be allowed. So far, we saw the Chief Medical Officer respond to Governor Gavin Newsom regarding their science-based safety protocols, and now we see Disneyland Resort's very own recently-minted President, Ken Potrock, step forward. Erin Guerrero, president of the California Attractions and Parks Association, also denounced the measures, saying they will devastate the industry and will essentially "keep theme parks closed indefinitely".
The operators of Universal Studios Hollywood, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Legoland California Resort, Knott's Berry Farm, California's Great America and Gilroy Gardens all issued similar statements saying they can safely operate. Many NFL teams in other states play stand with fans.
Santa Clara moved into the orange tier October 14. All the other counties at that level are rural areas scattered near the OR border OR in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
"We wrote you in June 2020 to tell you that we were not yet convinced that it was safe to reopen the parks on Disney's timetable", the unions wrote in a letter dated October 17.
Secretary of State for Health Dr. Mark Galli said the goal of sporting events is to keep the crowd small and regional without allowing spectators to gather from other areas and increase the risk of exposure and spread of infections.
Mayor London Breed announced plans to reopen more businesses in the coming weeks, including nonessential offices and indoor climbing gyms at limited capacities.
Former mayor and now U.S. Sen. That adds tattoo, hair removal and massage businesses to the same category as hair and nail salons. "As we see COVID-19 rates rising in states across the USA, and as we enter the winter months when risk will increase, we can not take chances with the health and wellbeing of our community and forfeit the many sacrifices that have been made to slow the spread of COVID-19". Hospitalizations now are at levels not seen since early April.