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NEAAPA Weekly News - February 10, 2021

February 10, 2021


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NEAAPA Virtual Annual Meeting

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 3:00pm

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More than 40 U.S. theme parks set 2021 reopening dates


More than 40 theme parks across the United States have set 2021 reopening dates after the coronavirus pandemic forced many of the amusement wonderlands to postpone their 2020 season openings or remain closed for the entire year.


U.S. theme parks are hoping 2021 is better than 2020. At the moment, U.S. theme parks fall into three categories: Already opened, tentatively planning to return in the spring or still shuttered without a reopening date set.


You can read the article here:


Below are some of the seasonal attractions have already scheduled their 2021 Opening Dates.


Spring 2021

  • Adventureland
  • Adventurer's Amusement Park
  • Deno's Wonder Wheel
  • Luna Park on Coney Island

Saturday, April 24

  • Quassy Amusement and Water Park

Saturday, May 29

  • Clark's Bears
  • Lake Compounce Theme Park
  • Palace Playland
  • Santa's Village
  • Story Land

Late Spring

  • Funtown Splashtown USA
  • Six Flags New England

Saturday, June 12

  • Water Country

Saturday, June 19

  • Splish Splash Water Park

Help Fleck Recover From His Stroke


As you might know, Don had a stroke on Thursday, January 28th. He had a deep brain bleed which has affected the movement of the left side of his body. Thankfully, this has not changed his witty personality! This will keep him out of work for the foreseeable future. We hope this GoFundMe will help to raise the funds to help cover some of the cost of his rehab while continuing to pay the monthly bills until he can get home. We all know how strong this man is. He is a fighter and we know he will pull through this, but there comes a time when you need to ask for help.


Update: Fleck is being transferred to Vanderbilt Rehab Center in Newport, RI. They are talking about it being for 3 weeks at this point. He is not thrilled about it, but he is happy to be alive and getting the help he needs. He is getting daily rounds of OT and PT.

If you would like to reach out to Don, you can send him an email at or on Facebook at If you would like to send anything to him, the address is: Don Fleck, Vanderbilt Rehab Center, 20 Powel Ave Room 602A, Newport, RI 02840.


Thank you all for your generous donations and prayers!


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What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

As we start to turn our attention to the 2021 Summer Season, one question coming into the NEAAPA Office lately has been if a business can mandate that employees get the COVID-19 vaccine. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission answers many questions on this issue.


Learn More


This is a long page. If you are looking specifically for information on vaccinations, it is near the bottom starting in Section K.


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