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Knott’s Berry Farm, Magic Mountain, Museums Close Over Coronavirus
By City News Service
Published March 13, 2020

¬†Knott’s Berry Farm and Magic Mountain announced today that they will temporarily close through the end of the month due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Knott’s officials said in a statement they continue to follow guidance from local and state officials, as well as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and “while there have been no confirmed cases of (coronavirus) at our properties, we believe this is the right decision for our guests, associates and community.”

The Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel will remain open. The park said it would work with guests who have prepaid tickets or booked rooms during the closure.

“Our guests and associates are considered family,” the statement said. “We have their well-being at the forefront of our decision-making. We are committed to responding to questions and requests over the days and weeks ahead and appreciate everyone’s continued support and patience as we manage through this ongoing situation.”

Six Flags Magic Mountain followed with a similar announcement later Friday, saying the Valencia theme park has “temporarily suspended operations until the end of March, at which time we will re-evaluate the situation. While
there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at (the park), the safety of our guests and team members is always our highest priority. We will continue to closely monitor these evolving conditions, and will follow the most current
guidance from federal, state, and local officials.”

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach said it is closing Saturday through March 31.

On Thursday, Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood announced that they will close to the public on Saturday.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the La Brea Tar Pits Museum and William S. Hart Museum will all close to the public beginning

Saturday, through at least April 10.

The Hammer Museum in Westwood is also closing Saturday, with all public programs canceled through the end of April.

Other Los Angeles-area museums that have already announced closures include the Getty Center, MOCA, the Battleship Iowa Museum and the Autry Museum.

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