Hollywood studios can resume production on TV shows and movies.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, county health officials have approved film and television production to recommence on Friday, June 12, in line with state guidelines, which means that gyms, movie theaters, campgrounds, hotels and museums will also receive guidelines on Thursday and be allowed to open Friday.
Unions involved in creating the white paper, including SAG-AFTRA, the Directors Guild, IATSE and the Teamsters, are now determining craft-specific protocols to negotiate with studios and major companies including Amazon Studios, HBO and Netflix.
“A modified health officer order and directives for reopening additional businesses will be issued tomorrow with the effective date of June 12,” said L.A. Department of Public Health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer on Wednesday’s daily County press call regarding COVID-19. Businesses and productions can reopen only once they have “implemented protocols for infection control and distancing” as the County moves into “Phase Three” of reopening, she added.
Restaurants, beaches, trails, salons, barbershops, retail stores and religious services have all been reopened in L.A. County so far after closing abruptly to preserve public health at the start of the pandemic, with limitations and health protocols in place.