Disney extends closure of Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts

Guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

ORLANDO, Fla. (TEGNA) — Disney has decided to extend the closure of its two main resorts in Anaheim and Orlando "until further notice" to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

"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," the company said in a statement.

Even though the resorts will be closed, Disney said they will continue to pay hourly park and resort cast members through April 18.