The fresh round of lockdown orders have been placed into effect after a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in the state, which saw as many as 20,000 new cases in a single day last week. Under the new regulation, restaurants can remain open only for takeout and delivery, retail stores must limit capacity to 20 percent, and all bars, wineries, hair and nail salons must be closed.
The furlough news also comes on top of a turbulent year for the company due to prolonged park closures. Earlier in the year, Disney had already furloughed a significant amount of its staff, and subsequently in September, it announced the layoffs of a staggering 28,000 employees across its Florida and California locations.
For more news on the coronavirus, the NBA will impose heavy fines on teams that violate COVID-19 safety protocols.