Knott’s Berry Farm tightens face mask restrictions amid omicron surge – Daily Bulletin

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Knott’s Berry Farm has tightened restrictions on face masks for indoor rides and queues amid new state warrants issued in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations linked to the omicron variant .

“The State of California now requires face coverings in all indoor public places for all people who are not otherwise exempt, regardless of their immunization status,” Knott’s wrote on Twitter.

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Cases of COVID-19 have increased globally and in the United States, with the highly transmissible variant of omicron becoming the dominant strain of the coronavirus. Orange County’s first case of the omicron coronavirus variant was reported by health officials on December 17.

All visitors to Knott, regardless of vaccination status, must wear face masks indoors, including queues and attractions inside.

Knott’s rides with indoor sections include Knott’s Bear-y Tales, Calico Mine Ride, and Timber Mountain Log Ride. Attractions with queues inside include the Jaguar roller coaster and GhostRider.

Knott’s website notes that California state officials strongly recommend that visitors to theme parks be fully vaccinated, get a negative COVID-19 test before visiting, or wear a face mask when visiting. outside.

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California theme parks adopted mask and reservation requirements in April to meet attendance restrictions imposed by the state’s COVID-19 reopening guidelines.

Knott’s stopped requiring vaccinated visitors to wear masks on June 15. Buena Park stopped requiring reservations in early August.

Disneyland and some other California theme parks have continued to require visitors to wear masks indoors, regardless of their immunization status, during the ongoing gradual reopening process.

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