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Coronavirus Concerns Lead Orange County to Declare Local Health Emergency



As concerns over the spread of the coronavirus continue to grow, Orange County in California has declared a local health emergency. This announcement comes as both federal and state agencies have proposed utilizing a state-owned development center in Orange County’s Costa Mesa as a quarantine site.

Both Costa Mesa and Orange County officials are strongly opposed to the quarantine location. According to the Los Angeles Times affiliate the Daily Pilot, Orange County, home to Anaheim and Disneyland, has had only one reported case of coronavirus – a man in his 50’s who has since made a full recovery. The website of the Orange County Health Care Agency states: “There is no evidence of person-to-person transmission occurring here.” On Tuesday, the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported by the state of California was 15.

Disney has made no announcements regarding the possible closure of the Disneyland Resort due to the ongoing coronavirus threat, although both the Shanghai Disney and the Hong Kong Disneyland Resorts have closed because of the viral outbreak. Both Tokyo Disney Resort and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida have adopted extra safety precautions for their Guests and Cast Members to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Those planning to travel to any of the Disney Resorts in the near future should remain updated as this situation continues to develop.

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