Hearst Castle in 'holding pattern' for reopening

Posted at 12:26 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 15:26:10-04

State Parks is working toward a plan to re-open the historic Hearst Castle to visitors once again.

The site in San Simeon has been closed to tours since March 16 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

State Parks says recent guidelines released regarding the re-opening of museums in the state would not include Hearst Castle, as the requirements could not be met.

Officials say they're still in a "holding pattern" for now and are in constant communication with state and county officials.

Less than a month into the stay-at-home order, State Parks estimated $844,00 in lost revenue at Hearst Castle alone.