June 6, 2020
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a plan last Friday for the reopening of film and television production in the state.
As part of a larger announcement about the current phase of California’s reopening plans, the state Department of Public Health released a brief paragraph on beginning state film and TV productions.
Hollywood has been essentially shuttered since March, when the rapid spread of the coronavirus forced the U.S. into quarantine. During the current reopening phase, Stage 2, productions will still need approval from county public health officials.
The California Department of Public Health provides industry guidance for several other businesses and operations via their website.
The guidelines for production include: