After nearly three months in the state's most restrictive tier, Orange County entered the red tier on March 14, allowing for the return of indoor movie theaters, dining and fitness centers.,The transition into the red tier will also allow for Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and the Angel Stadium to open under limited capacity.,At a news conference on March 5, Ghaly said that theme parks will be allowed to reopen at 15% capacity once Orange County enters the red tier.,“While last week’s announcement stated that theme parks may open starting on April 1, the fact is it will take some time to get them ready for our guests — this includes recalling more than 10,000 furloughed cast and retraining them to be able to operate according to the state of California’s new requirements,” said Bob Chapek, chief executive officer of the Walt Disney Company in a statement on March 9.,In addition to the opening of the dining hall at 25% capacity, Shim added that the restaurant will continue to offer outdoor seating.
ESSEX, CT — Shortly after The Black Seal Restuarant in downtown Essex re-opened and Deep River Roasters Coffee opened in Centerbrook for the first time, both businesses announced, via Facebook posts, Tuesday, March 16, that their doors are closed for now, due to possible Covid-19 exposure.,Deep River Roasters wrote to friends and customers that, "...due to a positive case of Covid-19 in our school community, members of our family have been quarantined.",They will reopen once everyone in the family gets negative Covid-19 tests back.,The Black Seal, following the CDC guidelines, is also taking health and safety precautions and posted that the restaurant will be closed March 16, through March 18, "to conduct a deep clean.",This is the same day that Governor Ned Lamont will roll back Covid-19 restrictions, including allowing restaurants to operate at full capacity, lessening rules on entertainment and sports venues and lifting the travel ban.
Now their hours are back to normal, but customers must wear masks when they’re not eating or drinking, and since tables are spaced out at least six feet apart, the maximum occupancy is about 50 percent at some places.,Right before DeWine’s announcement and the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament in March 2020, Manley had ordered thousands of pounds of chicken wings for all the locations.,He said March typically “makes or breaks” the year financially and while sales are down at Fricker’s for the first two months of the year, Manley hopes business increases enough in March to get sales back on target.,Twin Peaks opened in November 2019 in West Chester so General Manager Chris Wickline said he’s looking forward to the first March when the bar celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and shows NCAA basketball games.,Bob MacKendrick, co-owner and general manager of Berd’s Grill and Bar in Fairfield, said the business will benefit from St. Paddy’s Day, college basketball and the customers’ desire to “get back to normal.”
Disney California Adventure will launch a food and beverage experience that is expected to kick off in mid-March during the spring season when the Anaheim theme park typically runs an annual food and wine festival.,“Currently planned to begin mid-March, we will debut an all-new, limited-time ticketed experience, focused on our world-famous food and beverage offerings from around the resort, the latest merchandise and unique, carefully crafted entertainment experiences,” Disneyland president Ken Potrock said in a letter to cast members.,The limited time food and beverage event will bring more than 700 Disney cast members back to work in addition to the 230 employees that have already returned to work along Buena Vista Street, according to theme park officials.,SEE ALSO: California Assembly bill seeks to speed reopening of Disneyland and other theme parks
Many of the details of the new DCA food and beverage event have yet to be announced.,SEE ALSO: More than 40 U.S. theme parks set 2021 reopening dates