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Universal Extends Parks Closures Through May 31



Source: Universal Orlando

Guests looking to visit the Universal theme parks in Orlando and Hollywood will now have to wait until June.

Universal Orlando announced they are extending their closure through at least May 31, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The extended closure date also includes CityWalk and all Universal Orlando Resorts.

The same goes for Universal Studios in Hollywood, California.
In a statement the entertainment company revealed they will begin furloughing part-time workers starting May 3. Full-time employees will likely see a paycut of 20 percent beginning April 20.

“Taking care of our team members during this difficult and challenging time remains one of our most important priorities. We are working hard to find solutions that also allow us to sustain our business,” Universal Orlando said in a statement. “Our team members will be paid at 100 percent through April 19, but as we enter a more prolonged closure period, we need to take additional measures. Beginning April 20, nearly all our team members will be paid at 80 percent of their pay – and we will ask them to adjust their work accordingly. A small group of team members will be asked to continue working at 100 percent and will continue to be paid at that level. We have also made the difficult decision that we will furlough our part-time hourly workers beginning May 3.”

Universal shut down their parks in mid-March due to the coronavirus and had initially hoped to reopen by April 19.