By Adam Beam and Kathleen Raune, Associated Press
Sacramento, California. (AP) – Major League Baseball teams in California can welcome a limited number of fans on April 1 under the new state rucks. year.
The change allows people to join other outdoor sports competitions and perform a limited number of live performances that take effect on baseball’s opening day, when the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels and Oakland A’s all have home games. A has confirmed that they will be fans in the stands.
Disneyland officials did not say when the park would reopen. But when that happens, only people living in California can buy tickets. The same goes for MLB games and outdoor performances, as public health officials try to limit mixing to continue coronovirus vaccination.
Indoor events such as NBA games and concerts are not included in the new rules announced by the administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The state is acting as new coronovirus cases and hospitalization rates are declining, while the number of people receiving the vaccine is increasing, California’s top public health officer, Dr. Mark Cheeky said.
“Today’s announcement focuses on building in some hypnotics how the virus behaves, and how activities can reduce risk if done in a certain way,” said Gali.
California divides its counties into four color-coded levels based on the spread of the virus. The purple tier is the most restrictive, followed by red, orange, and yellow. Attendance limits are based on which category the county is in.
Outdoor games are limited to 100 people in the Purple Tier. The limit increases to 20% efficiency in the red tier, 33% in the orange tier and 67% in the yellow tier.
Teams and event organizers may sell tickets regionally in purple tier only. In other levels, teams and organizers can sell tickets to anyone living in California. No concession will be given in the purple color category, while in others, the concession will be sold only on seats.
The rules will be left at places to enforce. Galey and De Day Myers, directors of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, said organizers may have to sell tickets in advance to confirm the hometown to help with contact tracing, if needed.
Myers acknowledged that some people would try to defeat the system, but added that officials hoped people would respect the guidelines.
Oakland A announced a glimpse of what life would be like for fans during the epidemic. They will be seated in a two- or four-seater pod, and tickets will only be available on the MLB Ballpark app.
Fans can make concessions on their phones and deliver them to their seats. No tail is allowed, and the team will not accept cash inside the stadium. Those who do not have debit cards can shop inside the venue with a limited number of cash.
“We are excited to safely welcome fans to our ballpark for the upcoming season,” said Dave Kaval, President of the A’s.
Theme parks can open in red tiers at a capacity of 15% and increase the attendance range with a decrease in virus rates. Then, only people living in California can buy tickets. Indoor rides will be allowed in outdoor parks as they are generally short and may allow for proper spacing.
“We can’t wait to welcome guests and look forward to sharing an opening date soon,” Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock said in a statement.
Disneyland employees have been fired for nearly a year. Andrea Zinder, president of the local United Food and Commercial Workers Union representing Disney workers, said employees are “excited to go back to work and provide California with a little more magic in their lives.”
Disney fan Kenny King Jr. said he became an annual Disneyland passholder a decade ago and usually takes his family there five times a year.
The 38-year-old King and his family, who live in Pleasure Hill, last visited Disneyland in February 2020 for his birthday. He is excited to return with his 8-year-old daughter, who started enjoying rides like the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Space Mountain, and to pick up her 2-year-old son, who was mesmerized by the lights and sounds When he went to the park last year.
“We sometimes sit at home and we’ll be like man, I just miss Disneyland,” King said.
He said he is confident that Disney will take appropriate security measures. “He had a lot of time to plan the game on that,” he said.
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