ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – Walt Disney World in Orlando and Disneyland in Anaheim, California will stay closed until further notice due to concerns regarding the coronavirus.
A statement from the company Friday read in part:READ MORE: Doral Police ID Officers Injured In Friday's Shooting
“While there is still much uncertainty with respect to the impacts of COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our guests and employees remains The Walt Disney Company’s top priority.”
The statement also added that hourly staff would be paid through April 18.
“As a result of this unprecedented pandemic and in line with direction provided by health experts and government officials, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort will remain closed until further notice.”READ MORE: Six People Hospitalized Following Boat Explosion In Dania Beach
The Walt Disney Company has been paying its cast members since the closure of the parks, and in light of this ongoing and increasingly complex crisis, we have made the decision to extend paying hourly parks and resorts cast members through April 18.”
Click here to read the full statement:MORE NEWS: Florida Is Ditching Palm Trees To Fight Climate Crisis
Universal Orlando said earlier this week that it would extend its closure due to the coronavirus outbreak.