The new directive from the California Department of Public Health states that television, film and music production in the state can be resumed on June 12, “subject to approval by the county public health officials within the scope of operations’ jurisdiction.”
The long-awaited green light on Friday came in an update that also provided updated guidelines for schools, day camps and professional sports.
The state directive states: “To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, production, crew, crew, and other industrial workers must adhere to agreed safety protocols between workers and management, which can be strengthened by district public health officials.” “Back office and management personnel must adhere to the office workspace guidelines published by the California Public Health Department and the California Department of Industrial Relations, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.”
CNN reached out to SAG-AFTRA, the union that represents around 160,000 actors and artists, for comment.
The procedures have largely depended on extensive testing, temperature checks, cleaning procedures and long distance when possible.