Disney’s Bob Iger Speaks Out On California’s Coronavirus Stay-At-Home Orders

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Today, March 20, 2020, the Governor of California and the Mayor of Los Angeles decided to put strict measures in place amongst the coronavirus outbreak.

Overall, they have received a ton of support after making this difficult decision of stay at home orders, and there is one person in particular speaking out.

None other than Mr. Bob Iger, former Disney CEO, has recently taken to Twitter to stand by both Governor of California and the Mayor of Los Angeles’s decision.

Bold, courageous action taken by @ericgarcetti & @GavinNewsom today. Other state & local officials should take similar steps to combat the Coronavirus & business leaders should urge them to do so. Speed is of the essence,” Iger tweeted.

Last Thursday, March 12, the L.A. County reported its second death from coronavirus. Along with this came an almost doubling of COVID-19 cases since March 18 (a total of 231 cases).

Disneyland Park decided to close its doors on March 14 due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. Iger also tweeted out on this day to explain that this was not an easy decision — But a necessary one.

“These are hard, anxiety provoking times. Remaining connected to friends & loved ones is vital. We owe it to each other to act cautious, adhere to guidelines, care for one another. Maintain hope and resolve,” Iger wrote.

As of today, March 20, there is approximately 1,040 cases in California with a total of 19 deaths.

Precautions To Take During COVID-19 Outbreak

Inside the Magic wants to remind everyone to take the necessary precautions during this unfortunate time. Please stay at least three feet away from others, practice social distancing, stay home if you can, and continue to wash your hands. Other ways to care for your health and protect others:

  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
  • Stay informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider

We hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this unfortunate time.

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