Kings Dominion no longer plans to open in March

Posted at 11:42 AM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 11:42:44-04

DOSWELL, Va. -- Kings Dominion will delay its opening until April 4.

"We continue to follow guidance from local and state officials, as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)," a post on the Kings Dominion Facebook page read. "While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at our properties, we believe this is the right decision for our guests, associates and community."

Kings Dominion was previously scheduled to open March 28.

Kings Dominion's decision to delay comes as Virginia Governor Ralph Northam said the number of people in the state who have tested positive for the coronavirus has increased to 29.

The governor's announcement Friday at a Richmond hospital reflects a significant increase from a day ago, when state officials had confirmed 17 cases.

Northam declared a state of emergency Thursday to respond to the pandemic.