In an effort to maintain the safety of guests and employees, Universal Studios has announced that it is extending its closure for all US parks until at least April 19th. Parks affected include and Universal Studios . This announcement comes in the midst of stricter guidelines from being implemented statewide due to the Coronavirus.
Here is the official statement from Universal:
“We are extending the closure of Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood through April 19 as we continue to respond to current conditions and make the health and safety of team members and guests our top priority. This includes our theme parks and Universal CityWalk at both destinations. The Universal Orlando Resort hotels have also temporarily suspended operations. We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed, based on guidance from health agencies and government officials. Updates are also posted at https://www.
universalorlando.com/web/en/us and https://www. universalstudioshollywood.com/ web/en/us.”
Stay At Home Mandates
This announcement most likely comes as a result of many stay-at-home mandates being ordered by throughout the country. , recently just announced that it is ordering a two-week stay-at-home mandate for two weeks starting this Thursday night. , and most of ,had already been under a stay-at-home mandate since last week. Even though two weeks from now would be April 7th, it appears that Universal is taking a precaution by extending its closure for a week after that date with April 15th.
As the situation is constantly evolving, we expect more updates as to when the parks may potentially re-open.
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