PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Attorney Tom Anderson has filed a complaint against the company that owns and operates Kennywood, Sandcastle, and Idlewild parks.
#BREAKING: A local attorney just filed a complaint on behalf of 3 autistic children. Their parents say they cannot wear masks due to their diagnoses.
— MEGHAN SCHILLER (@MeghanKDKA) July 10, 2020
“Kennywood, Sandcastle, and Idlewild have adopted a corporate policy that requires all “guests” to wear masks in order to enter and stay inside the parks, with no exception for guests who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons and disabilities,” the complaint says.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Firefighters Take On Baltimore Firefighters In Charity Hockey Game
The complaint is being filed on behalf of three autistic children and their parents.
The parents say due to their children’s diagnoses, they are unable to wear masks.READ MORE: Workers Braving The Cold In Below-Freezing Temps
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According to Anderson, the park is violating Title III of the Americans With Disability Act.
“Kennywood, Sandcastle, and Idlewild’s mask requirements are in direct contradiction to the order of the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines, and the guidelines published by the United States Center for Disease Control,” the complaint alleges.MORE NEWS: Report: Domestic Violence Charges Dropped Against Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins' Wife
Anderson was also part of the complaint filed against Giant Eagle’s mask policy.