Hershey forced to temporarily close its chocolate theme parks over coronavirus

The continued outbreak of coronavirus in the US has forced The Hershey Company to temporarily close its Chocolate World locations in Hershey, Pennsylvania and in Times Square, New York City, for a period of two weeks.

As the company noted, the decision was made out of an abundance of caution and in the best interests of guests, store associates and the communities in which these locations operate.

According to the company, Hershey’s Chocolate World locations in Niagara, Canada, and Las Vegas, Nev., will remain open until further notice in line with the current situation in these local communities.

“The health and safety of our employees and store guests is our top priority, said Suzanne Jones, vice president, The Hershey Experience. “To date, there have been no confirmed cases of any of our Hershey employees having contracted the virus, but we are taking these steps to protect our employees and guests and in line with precautions happening in both communities.

Guests who have purchased tickets for one of the Chocolate World attractions at the Hershey, Pa., location that is scheduled to occur during the time of this closure will receive a full refund by calling the main Chocolate World number at 717-534-4900 and following the menu prompts.

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