The COVID-19 pandemic still does not allow the entertainment industry to resume operations, and according to the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) , production houses and creators should wait a bit longer to function properly due to an increase in cases
Gabrielle Carteris, President of SAG-AFTRA, and David White, National Executive Director, posted a lengthy post on the organization’s website, claiming that “most” productions would remain on hiatus due to the crisis global health In addition, there is also the danger posed by a new strain that may have made its way into the country
The union explained that there will be “extra time” for testing before “production resumes”
“Most entertainment productions will be on hiatus until the second or third week of January if not later This means that the number of our member artists currently working on sets is reduced Our security protocols ensure proper precautions for the holiday break period, including extra time for testing before production resumes, ”the note says
SAG-AFTRA also explained that it is closely monitoring the situation in California and is concerned about the “lack of intensive care beds” in the state, particularly in Los Angeles.
“This concerns us all deeply and we have taken immediate steps to get in touch with our epidemiologists and public health experts regarding the outbreak of cities across the country,” the statement noted.
The organization is also in close contact with “epidemiologists, industrial sanitation specialists, public health officials, member leaders and staff” to ensure that safety protocols are followed regularly
“In the meantime, we urge you all to remain vigilant and adhere to the principles of safety to protect yourself, your families, your communities and your colleagues. Always, wear your masks, maintain a safe physical distance, wash your hands frequently and well, and follow public health recommendations to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, ”the statement concludes.
California is the worst-affected state in the country with more than 22 million cases of coronavirus and 25,387 deaths The country has recorded 234,550 infections and 3,880 deaths in the last 24 hours
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 29: A 2021 New Year’s Eve performance scene is seen in Times Square on December 29, 2020 in New York City The pandemic has had long-term repercussions in the tourism and entertainment industries , including temporary and permanent closures of historic and iconic places, costing the city and businesses billions of dollars Photo: John Lamparski / Getty Images
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