Cedar Point Will Be Closed Two Days a Week Due to Labor Shortage
Planning to head to Cedar Point this summer? You'll want to check their calendar first.
Cedar Point will be closed select days in June due to a shortage of workers.
The Sandusky, Ohio amusement park said a in a Facebook post that despite ramping up hiring efforts -- "as we're seeing across a wide range of industries, the availability of labor continues to be a challenge. "
Cedar Point says they recently brought on about 300 full time employees, added a $500 hiring bonus for seasonal workers, and increased the seasonal and part-time wage for all positions to $20 per hour.
They say additional perks include:
- Complimentary tickets for family and friends
- Special events throughout the summer
Cedar Point opened for the 2021 season on Friday, May 14. Cedar Point Shores Waterpark will open for the season this coming Saturday, May 29.
According to their calendar, so far it appears the park will be closed two days a week during the first three weeks of June -- those dates fall on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. They say guests who have booked an overnight stay or have made ticket or Season Pass park reservations that may be affected will be contacted directly with further information.
As part of their coronavirus reopening plan, reservations are required. There will not be temperature checks at the entrance, however health screen questionnaire will be conducted by a Cedar Point employee. There are no capacity limits on rides, but social distancing protocols are still in place while waiting in line.
Here is Cedar Point's current mask policy:
All guests age 10 and older who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear face coverings while indoors unless actively eating and drinking. Face coverings for guests who are not fully vaccinated are recommended but not required outdoors unless it is not possible to maintain 6’ of social distancing. Face coverings are recommended but not required indoors or outdoors for guests who are fully vaccinated if social distancing cannot be maintained. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, and not have exhalation valves or vents, which allows virus particles to escape.