Film and television productions in California will soon be able to send their people back to work, several months after the cessation of the coronation pandemic across the country and internationally.
A new directive from the California Department of Public Health states that television, film and music productions in the state could resume on June 12, “subject to approval by public health prefectures under the jurisdiction of companies.”
The long-awaited green light came on Friday in an update that also provided up-to-date guidance for schools, camps and professional sports.
“To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, manufacturers, actors, crew and other industry workers must comply with safety protocols agreed upon by the work and management, which can be further enhanced by them. public health officials “, said the guidance from the state. “Staff and management must comply with the guidelines of the Office of Labor published by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Industrial Relations in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.”
These instructions are general tips for office workplaces, but do not contain information on production.
CNN contacted SAG-AFTRA, the union that represents about 160,000 actors and performers, for comment.
This week, the entertainment industry’s unions and unions submitted a 22-page document to public health officials in New York and California designed to establish safety protocols for film and television production during the corona era.
The measures were largely based on extensive testing, temperature controls, cleaning measures and physical distance when possible.