Universal Orlando Resort will close for the rest of the month as coronavirus outbreak grows

  • Universal Orlando Resort announced that it will shut down its theme park for the rest of March, amid the coronavirus outbreak. 
  • It will close on Sunday, March 15.
  • Universal Studios Hollywood also announced that it will shut down its theme park for two weeks.
  • Disney will also close several of its theme parks. 
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Universal Orlando Resort will close it's theme parks from March 15 through the end of the month amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

Universal hotels and the CityWalk will still be open. 

The organization said they created a "flexible" program for people who have already booked trips but did not specify what those measure were. 

Additionally, they said hourly employees scheduled to work during the cancellation will be paid for that time. 

Florida has had 35 cases of COVID-19 and two deaths. Gov. Ron DeSantis urged people to avoid large gathering to help limit the spread of the novel virus, local station WTVJ reported. 

Earlier on Thursday Universal Studios Hollywood announced they will also be temporarily closing until March 28. 

Disney World and Disneyland are both also set to close until the end of March amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

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