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Six Flags & Knott's Berry Farm Join Disney Theme Parks in Closing Due to Coronavirus

Six Flags America and Knott’s Berry Farm are joining other major amusement parks in shutting down amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

The franchises announced they would be shutting down on Friday (March 13) through the end of March, joining all Disney theme parks worldwide and both Universal Studios in the United States according to Variety.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom held a press conference, outlining the new guidance to cancel or postpone gatherings of 250 people or more in California. However, casinos, card rooms, theaters, and large parks like Disneyland would be exempt from the recommendations due to “the complexity of their unique circumstances.” Regardless, the theme parks began announcing they were shutting down.

“Late last night, California put out a new policy on mass gatherings and engaged in deep conversations with Disney and other companies about how to meet it. Using that policy, Disney made the right call in the interest of public health and agreed to shut down their California parks. Expect more announcements like this shortly,” he said in a statement.

The theme parks are far from the only things shutting down amid the coronavirus outbreak – find out what else.