Kennywood, Sandcastle Postpone Opening Due To COVID-19 Spike

Rachel Kalas
July 03, 2020 - 9:13 am

    PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Kennywood and Sandcastle announced their plan to open both parks on Monday has been postponed due to the COVID-19 spike. 

    Allegheny County Health Department Director Deborah Bogen ordered all restaurants, casinos and bars to be closed for a period of one week to help stem the spread of COVID-19.

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    "Our top priority at Kennywood and Sandcastle is the health and safety of our Guests and Team Members, and the community at large. While we are looking forward to the start of our Summer Season, we understand the reasoning behind the recent order and stay at home request, and will do our part by postponing our scheduled July 6 opening," Kennywood posted on their website. "We believe strongly in the plan developed by our teams at Kennywood and Sandcastle to best protect the health and safety of all those visiting and working at our parks. We will continue to work towards opening this summer as soon as safely possible and providing the clean, safe and fun experience we have been proud to provide for the Greater Pittsburgh Area since 1898." 

    Related: Allegheny County Orders Restaurants, Casinos To Close For One Week

    When the parks open, safety measures will include temperature checks, face coverings, limited capacity, social distancing, guests registering for a date to visit in advance, and more.

     “The health and safety of our Guests and Team Members continues to be our top priority as we work to reopen in this new environment,” said Kennywood Assistant General Manager Rob Henninger. “We will continue working in step with local leaders, health experts and our industry colleagues to ensure best practices are in place at Kennywood, Sandcastle and Idlewild.”


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