Covid-19

Season Pass Update

We hope you and your families have been staying safe during these unprecedented times!

We appreciate your patience in giving our team time to work on a solution for our 2020 season pass holders—your support of our local business means so much to us, especially in these times of confusion and uncertainty.

Adventureland is proud to be the leader in family fun on Long Island for the past six decades. To allow families to celebrate being together when this crisis subsides, all 2020 season passes will be valid until October 2021. This means that 2020 season pass holders can enjoy unlimited rides every day the park is open this year and next year.

If you have already purchased your 2020 season pass, there is nothing else you have to do—this extension will happen automatically. This extension will apply to all season passes purchased this year. If you have not purchased a 2020 season pass and would like to, they are available on our website, www.adventureland.us.

Although we do not yet know when the park will be open for the 2020 season, we want to assure you that Adventureland will be here for your families to make memories at our park when we can all be together again.

A Message From Your Adventureland Family

In this time of uncertainty and confusion, Adventureland would like to take the opportunity to be abundantly clear: there is no Adventureland without you. You have welcomed Adventureland into your family for the past six decades, and as we face this concerning moment in our history together, we want you to know that we value your safety and the safety of your families above everything else.

Like the rest of the country, and the rest of the world, we are receiving more and more information about the COVID-19 outbreak each hour. But the one piece of information that is unchanging is that in order to keep the most vulnerable safe, we must stay home and practice social distancing.

Adventureland has been a haven for families since 1962 and to continue to be a safe place for our guests and employees, our park is closed, and will remain closed until it is safe to open.

To our loyal patrons, our season pass holders, schools and camps who have booked trips, and families that have booked birthday parties—please know that we are working on how to best serve you, and we are doing everything in our power to offer a resolution that reflects our reputation as Long Island’s favorite family amusement park.

We are following the federal and state guidelines daily and will make updates available to you on our website, social media pages, and of course, email.

At this time, we ask you to keep your families safe by following the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

We thank you for your understanding during these unsettling times.

Please be safe and remember to practice patience.

Sincerely,

Your Adventureland Family

Coronavirus Bulletin

At Adventureland Amusement Park, we pride ourselves in being the leaders in family fun, safety, and hospitality on Long Island for the past 57 years. As we enter our 58th season as Long Island’s iconic family destination on Saturday, March 21, 2020, we will continue to keep safety and hospitality our primary focus for our guests as well as our staff! We are planning and taking steps to ensure the safety of all guests and all employees at the park in regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We will have hand sanitizer stations at each entrance and throughout the park. We will be diligent and meticulous in cleaning various rides throughout the day by instituting a Sanitary Cart to patrol the park throughout the day to ensure proper disinfection of all rides and surfaces.

While the risk of contracting COVID-19 in the U.S. remains low, we plan on monitoring the situation very closely on a daily basis. We want to remind everyone that proper hand washing is the best defense against this virus and to NOT touch your face throughout the day.

Lester Holt’s NBC News broadcast with leading epidemiologist Joseph Fair states: “That being in the outdoors – nature’s greatest disinfectant – sunlight, the UV light deactivates the virus.” Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic Immunogenetics, comments on the wedding industry saying that “ventilation and UV light are big deals in decreasing viral transmission of the virus.”

We are also following the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) advice in terms of employee health. If they are not feeling well or have been in contact with anyone with the virus, they will be told to stay home. We are asking the same of our guests as well!

Adventureland Prepares for Coronavirus

Yes, Adventureland is aware of the recent Coronavirus concerns that are currently circulating throughout the world and our area. We are actively staying on top of all updates in our area and will make decisions accordingly. In the meantime,
please be aware of how you can prepare with us if the coronavirus is to affect our area.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
Fever
Cough
Shortness of breath

Call your healthcare professional if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

Everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
(If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty).

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

What is novel coronavirus?
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

Why is the disease being called coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19?
      On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”.

How does the virus spread?
This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so.

Can someone who has had COVID-19 spread the illness to others?
The virus that causes COVID-19 is spreading from person-to-person. Someone who is actively sick with COVID-19 can spread the illness to others. That is why CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.

What is community spread?
Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

How COVID-19 Spreads

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.

Person-to-person spread
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Can someone spread the virus without being sick?

  • People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
  • Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, BUT this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

How easily the virus spreads
How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading continually without stopping.

The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas.

Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

These cleaners kill coronavirus: Lysol, Clorox, Purell products make EPA’s disinfectants list

Kelly Tyko
USA TODAY
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a list of disinfectants to protect against
the spread of the coronavirus.

According to the EPA, products on the list have “qualified for use against COVID-19” through the agency’s Emerging Viral Pathogen program where manufacturers provide the EPA with data that “shows their products are effective against harder-to-kill viruses.”

Coronaviruses are what are called enveloped viruses, “meaning they are one of the easiest types of viruses to kill with the appropriate disinfectant product,” the EPA says.

“Using the correct disinfectant is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of illnesses along with other critical aspects such as hand washing,” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a news release. “EPA is providing this important information in a public and transparent manner on disinfectant products to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.”
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says for “disinfection, diluted household bleach solutions, alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol, and most common EPA-registered household disinfectants should be effective.”
 
The CDC also mentioned another list with EPA-approved “emerging viral pathogens claims” from the American Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries. Many of the same products from the EPA list also are on the list.

The EPA says consumers should follow the directions and pay “close attention to the contact time for the product on the treated surface.”

The agency notes there may be additional disinfectants that meet the criteria that could be added to the list.
 
EPA list of registered disinfectants

Here are some of the registered disinfectants on the EPA’s list. Find the full here.

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
Clorox Commercial Solutions
Clorox Disinfecting Spray
Clorox Multi-Surface Cleaner + Bleach
Klercide 70/30
Lonza Formulation
Lysol Clean & Fresh Multi-Surface Cleaner
Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist
Lysol Heavy-Duty Cleaner Disinfectant Concentrate
Oxycide Daily Disinfectant Cleaner
Peak Disinfectant Wipes
Peroxide Multi Surface Cleaner and Disinfectant
Peroxide Disinfectant and Glass Cleaner
Purell Professional Surface Disinfectant Wipes
Sani-Prime Germicidal Disposable Wipe
Sani-Prime Germicidal Spray

Coronavirus ‘fighting products’

The American Chemistry Council’s Center for Biocide Chemistries posted a list of disinfectants referred to as “fighting products” at Americanchemistry.com, which the website said were preapproved by the EPA and “for use against emerging enveloped viral pathogens and can be used during the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.” The website said it was providing the information as a “public service,” but notes the list is “not exhaustive” but can be used to “identify products suitable for use against COVID-19.” Find them here.

Cosa Oxonia Active
Microban 24 Hour Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Microban 24 Hour Bathroom Cleaner
Lemon Disinfectant
Cosa Oxonia Active
Clear Gear Sports Spray
Foster First Defense
Sani-Spritz Spray
Don-O-Mite
One-Step Disinfectant Cleaner
X-Ray Apron Cleaner Disinfectant
All Purpose Virex
SaniZide Pro 1 Spray
Maxim GSC Germicidal Spray Cleaner
Bright Solutions Lemon Zip Disinfectant
Simple Green Clean Finish
TB Quat Disinfectant
Bioesque Solutions Botanical Disinfectant Solution
REScue Ready to Use One Step Disinfectant Cleaner & Deodorizer
Zep Spirit II
Zep Antibacterial Disinfectant & Cleaner
Zep Quick Clean Disinfectant
Stepan Spray Disinfectant Concentrate
Buckeye Sanicare Lemon Quat
3M Quat Disinfectant Cleaner Concentrate
Symplicity Sanibet Multi-Range Sanitizer
Pine Quat
Quaternary Disinfectant Cleaner
TruShot Disinfectant Cleaner for Hospitals
TruShot Disinfectant Cleaner Restroom Cleaner & Disinfectant
Formula 17750 Wintermint
Formula 17822 Deo-Clean Multi
Neutra-Tec 64

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