Get ready, you guys, because we have some exciting news! After months of being on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, production can now resume on a bunch of our favorite TV shows and upcoming movies!
On Friday, June 5, the Governor of Los Angeles, CA, — Gavin Newsom — announced that Hollywood was ready to reopen after months of being shut down.
“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,” the California Department of Public Health said in a statement via the Governor’s Office. “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.”
As fans know, the World Health Organization has reported that over 7,200,000 people have contracted virus so far, resulting in more than 400,000 deaths. Medical professionals called for “social distancing” to prevent further spreading of the illness, which is defined as “trying to keep yourself away from other people, especially large crowds.” Because of this many events, concerts and festivals were canceled, including all Broadway plays and sports games. People were asked to avoid public spaces, stay indoors and and quarantine themselves.
Production on shows and movies including Riverdale, Sony’s upcoming live-action Cinderella remake, the highly anticipated Friends reunion special, Euphoria, The Little Mermaid and more were halted because of the virus.
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