The Walt Disney Company announced on Friday that both the Disneyland Resort in California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will be "closed indefinitely" due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Both resorts, which closed over the weekend of March 14, had previously hoped to re-open by the end of March (next week).

In Friday's statement, shared to the company's Twitter account they wrote,

"While there is still much uncertainty with respect to the impacts of COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our guests and employees remains The Walt Disney Company’s top priority," they wrote in a statement. "As a result of this unprecedented pandemic and in line with the direction provided by health experts and government officials, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort will remain closed until further notice."

The company has been paying its hourly park employees (cast members) since the closure of the parks earlier this month.

In today's statement, they announced plans to extend paying hourly employees through at least April 18.

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