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Universal Studios Temporarily Closed Due to Coronavirus

Universal Studios Orlando and Hollywood Temporarily Close Due to the Coronavirus Outbreak

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - 2019/07/18: The 3d logo of Universal Studios is seen during the nighttime at the entrance of one of the themed parks in the area. The place is a famous tourist attraction in Florida. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Universal Studios Orlando and Hollywood are being temporarily closed due to the coronavirus. A spokesperson announced the news on March 12, stating that it hopes to reopen the California location on March 28. Universal Studios Orlando will remain closed through the end of the month.

The announcement came shortly after California Gov. Gavin Newsom held a press conference postponing gatherings of 250 people or more in an effort to decrease chances of contamination. "The health and safety of our team members and guests is always our top priority," said a Universal Studios spokesperson, adding that the staff is working diligently to monitor the situation to "provide timely updates as conditions evolve."

Not all facets of the resorts, however, will be shutting down. According to a recent Twitter update from Universal's account, Universal CityWalk and Universal Studio's hotels in Orlando will remain open. Universal is also working with guests who have already booked holidays, stating that it has "created flexible programs for guests who have booked travel packages or tickets with us." Universal Studios Japan will be closed until March 22, while Universal Studios Singapore will stay open for now. People who have booked a trip one to one of the Universal Studios locations can call 877-801-9720 for more information.

Both Disneyland in Anaheim, CA and Disney World in Orlando, FL also announced temporary closures beginning March 15.

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