But the coronavirus continued to cause major problems for Disney overseas. The company Asian theme park operation – four parks in China and Japan that together attract . 2 million visitors annually – has been closed, and Disney expects its China parks to remain shuttered until the end of March.
The Shanghai property began a “phased reopening” on Monday by allowing guests to enter a shopping and dining area outside the park gates. Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea are scheduled to reopen next Monday.
Disney Cruise Line, which operates four ships that can carry , 581 People at any given time, remains open.
A Disney spokeswoman declined to comment on Monday.
Since Feb. 4, Disney’s stock price has declined percent, to about $ . The S&P has fallen about percent over that period.
SEC advises employees in Washington to work from home.
The Securities and Exchange Commission, in response to a potential coronavirus case, on Monday required a part of its staff to stay away from the agency’s Washington headquarters and advised all other employees there to work from home as well, a person briefed on the matter said.
An email that the agency sent to workers said the requirement applied to those on the ninth floor of the headquarters, the person confirmed. The email said a doctor had told an S.E.C. employee with respiratory symptoms earlier that they could be caused by the coronavirus. The move was reported earlier by The Washington Post.