California film and television productions will soon be able to send their people back to work, several months after the coronavirus pandemic has shut down operations across the country and internationally.
The new guide from the California Department of Public Health says that television, film and music productions in the state may resume on June 12, “with the approval of county public health agents within operations jurisdictions.”
The long-awaited green light arrived on Friday in an update that also provided an updated guide for schools, day camps and professional sports.
“To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, productions, cast, crew members and other workers in the sector should adhere to safety protocols agreed by work and management, which can be further improved by public health agents. of the county, “reads the state guide. “Back office staff and management should adhere to the 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.”
These guidelines are general recommendations for office workspaces but do not contain specific production information.
CNN contacted SAG-AFTRA, the union representing some 160,000 actors and actors, for comment.
Entertainment industry corporations and unions presented a 22-page guidance document to New York and California public health officials this week designed to establish safety protocols for film and TV production in the coronavirus era. .
Measurements were heavily based on in-depth tests, temperature controls, cleaning measures and physical spacing where possible.