California Governor Gavin Newsom has revealed that film and television production can resume on June 12. Months ago, countries all over the world were forced to shutdown after the coronavirus spread around the globe. With restrictions and lockdowns everywhere, the entertainment industry had no choice but to shutdown and wait for the go ahead to resume production. Movies like: Mission: Impossible 7The Batman, and Shang-Chi were just a few of the many projects that were put on pause due to the pandemic.

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.

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