California Governor Gavin Newsom has revealed that film and television production can resume on June 12.
Earlier this year, countries all around the world were forced to shutdown after the coronavirus spread throughout the globe. With restrictions and lockdowns galore, the entertainment industry had no choice but to bunker down and wait for the go ahead to either resume production. Productions all over the world like Mission: Impossible 7, The Batman, and Shang-Chi were just a few of the many projects that were put on pause due to the coronavirus. Now, California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that productions on projects can resume starting June 12.
The California Department of Public Health released a statement via the Governor’s office to discuss the particulars, including the safety measures that productions should abide by.
“Music, TV and film production may resume in California, recommended no sooner than June 12, 2020, and subject to approval by county public health officers within the jurisdictions of operations following their review of local epidemiological data including cases per 100,000 population, rate of test positivity, and local preparedness to support a health care surge, vulnerable populations, contact tracing and testing. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, cast, crew and other industry workers should abide by safety protocols agreed by labor and management, which may be further enhanced by county public health officers. Back office staff and management should adhere to Office Workspace guidelines published by the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Industrial Relations, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.”
While it won’t be business as usual, it’s great to see that a semblance of normalcy is returning to the industry we hold dear to our hearts. Around the world, productions are slowly resuming, with Netflix and Amazon being the first to take advantage of the opportunity in France. We’re not sure which productions will resume first in California, one of the largest content producers, but we’ll be sure to let you know as statements trickle out!
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