Film and TV productions filmed in Los Angeles will now require crew members to wear a mask indoors.
The announcement was made Thursday by Barbara Ferrer, the Los Angeles County public health official. During a media briefing, Ferrer said the change was made due to increased treatment in Los Angeles County due to COVID-19.
“With new hospitalizations of more than 8 per week per 100,000 residents, they will resume internal masking requirements, along with many other safety measures,” Ferrer said.
According to the film and television industry’s current back-to-work agreement, if a metropolitan area or county reaches 8 or more weekly new hospital admissions of COVID per 100,000 people over a seven-day period, the threshold is referred to as the “escalation trigger,” requiring crew members to start In disguise the mask inside. The current return-to-work protocol agreement was first approved last May, and is set to expire on July 15.
According to public health data, the average number of hospitalizations for seven days per 100,000 people increased to 8.1.
In her media briefing, Ferrer thanked the industry for working with business partners to establish safe practices for workers on set, and for being stringent in their set requirements.
“This industry has worked closely with its business partners to put in place Covid safety measures that create safety for all workers with the ability to continue important work,” Ferrer said. “We salute them along with many other companies that are taking advantage of the many tools available to keep workers safe.”
These new COVID protocols take effect immediately.