Afternoon Update: Disney Is Rolling Out Stricter Health Guidelines at Its Parks

Also the logistics behind canceling rent and more news you may have missed today
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» Disney is reportedly tightening health and safety restrictions at its parks. Here in Southern California, it means that visitors to Downtown Disney (the only part of Disneyland that’s currently open) can no longer wear neck gaiters or bandanas in place of masks and can no longer eat or drink while walking around. [The Hollywood Reporter]

» Apart from Downtown Disney, California theme parks are still closed, but Knott’s Berry Farm has opened its gates to begin hosting a weekly food festival. The event, called Taste of Calico, is limiting attendance, taking temps, and enforcing distancing in outdoor seating areas, but it also includes a “RelaxZone” where masks aren’t required. [TimeOut]

» Valentin Martinez, a 45-year-old LAPD officer, died of COVID-19 after 13 years on the force. He’s one of 437 LAPD employees who’ve reportedly tested positive for the virus. [Los Angeles Times

» McDonald’s is the latest corporation to mandate that customers wear masks in its U.S. stores. The policy goes into effect on August 1. [NPR]  

» What will it take to get politicians to cancel rent? LAist takes a closer look. [LAist]


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