Coronavirus: Disney World to remain closed until further notice, company says

Cast members will be paid through April 18, officials say

ORLANDO, Fla. – As the number of coronavirus cases in Florida continues to climb, Walt Disney World officials have announced that the company’s operations will remain suspended until further notice.

Company officials said Friday that Walt Disney World Resort ad Disneyland Resort will remain closed until further notice.

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“As a result of this 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,” the company said in a statement.

Earlier this month, Disney announced its theme parks and hotel would remain closed through the end of March.

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In the statement released Friday, company officials said Walt Disney Company has been paying its cast members since the closures began and will continue to pay hourly park and resort cast members through April 18.

Matt Hollis is the president of the Service Trades Council Union, this is a coalition of unions representing more than 42,000 cast members.

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