Common Studios Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain guests gained’t be required to put on masks open air below a brand new ordinance requiring face coverings at out of doors mega occasions as public well being officers proceed to fight the surging COVID-19 Delta variant.
The Los Angeles County Public Well being division would require attendees at outdoor mega events of greater than 10,000 folks to put on masks no matter COVID-19 vaccination standing beginning Friday, Aug. 20. The brand new order doesn’t apply to theme parks or amusement parks, in keeping with L.A. County Public Well being officers.
“To scale back the unfold of COVID-19 and the Delta variant, common masking is now required in any respect out of doors mega occasions the place 1000’s of individuals from many various communities are crowded collectively, usually for prolonged durations of time,” Los Angeles County Public Well being director Barbara Ferrer stated in a press release.
Outside mega occasions embody open-air live shows, sporting occasions, meals festivals, automotive exhibits, marathons and parades, in keeping with the L.A. County Public Well being order.
California Division of Public Well being officers categorized main California theme parks like Common Studios Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain as outdoor mega events with greater than 10,000 contributors or spectators below the state’s Past the Blueprint pointers in Could.
Common Studios Hollywood is not going to require guests to put on masks open air, in keeping with theme park officers.
“The well being and security of our company and workforce members is our prime precedence as we adjust to all L.A. County Well being pointers, which at present requires face coverings worn inside all indoor venues no matter vaccination standing,” in keeping with a Common Studios Hollywood spokesperson.
The out of doors mega occasion masks order doesn’t apply to Six Flags Magic Mountain and the Valencia amusement park will not be altering its masks coverage, in keeping with Six Flags officers.
“There are not any adjustments to our present coverage,” in keeping with Six Flags officers. “We’re compliant with all L.A. County mandates requiring masks in any respect indoor areas no matter vaccination standing.”
Magic Mountain drew about 3.6 million guests in 2019, in keeping with Themed Leisure Affiliation/AECOM. Magic Mountain moved to 365-day year-round operations in 2018 — that means the park attracts just below 10,000 guests on a median day.
Common Studios Hollywood attracted 9.2 million guests in 2019 — averaging about 25,000 guests per day, in keeping with TEA/AECOM.
Federal, state and county officers throughout the USA have been reinstituting COVID-19 well being and security necessities all through the summer season to battle the unfold of the Delta variant. Indoor and out of doors mega occasions are thought of larger threat for COVID-19 transmission.
State officers lifted theme park mask mandates and most different coronavirus well being and security restrictions on June 15. Common and Six Flags have required guests to put on masks indoors no matter vaccination standing since mid-July below a L.A. County Public Well being mandate.
The brand new L.A. County masks requirement at out of doors mega occasions turns into efficient at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19.
Mega occasion attendees should put on masks besides when actively consuming or ingesting. Masks could also be eliminated briefly to eat or drink and have to be instantly put again on afterward, in keeping with the county mandate. Consuming and ingesting are solely permitted whereas sitting or standing stationary.