Hollywood plans post-coronavirus restart, but normal won’t return ‘for a long time’

Hollywood is slowly reopening as the coronavirus pandemic rages, but with strict social distancing guidelines in place.

Earlier this month, SAG-AFTRA — in conjunction with other Hollywood unions and guilds — released a detailed report outlining new health and safety procedures. The move followed a three-month industry shutdown that left the majority workers furloughed or unemployed, and cost the industry billions.

“I don’t think we’re going to be returning to normal for a long time,” SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris told Yahoo Finance in a recent interview.

“People have to remember there is no such thing as entering back into work [completely] ‘safe.’ It will only be ‘safer’, so we’ve worked with epidemiologists, scientists and the medical professionals to really talk about what that means,” added Carteris, an alumna of the hit 90s drama, “Beverly Hills 90210.”

The key components of the reopening plan will include:

  • Frequent COVID-19 testing

  • Closed sets

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Here’s every pro sports league’s current plan to return from coronavirus lockdown

Three months after the NBA, NHL, and MLS suspended their in-progress seasons due to coronavirus, none of those leagues have yet returned and the MLB season never started. But sports are slowly starting to come back: UFC, Nascar, boxing, and PGA Tour have all started up again.

The rest of the big team sports all have their own specific plans for returning—barring a sudden nationwide spike in COVID-19 cases.

Here’s every U.S. pro league’s current return plan

(This post was last updated on June 15 at 8:05am EST.)

National Women’s Soccer League (target return date: June 27)

Samantha Mewis #5 of the North Carolina Courage celebrates scoring with teammates during a game between Chicago Red Stars and North Carolina Courage at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park on October 27, 2019 in Cary, North Carolina. (Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images).

The NWSL season usually starts in mid-April, so

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College football will return, but a huge financial question remains: fans in the stands

College football is just 12 Saturdays away.

It may be hard to believe amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but Division I colleges and universities across the country have begun to bring their football players back to campus for workouts this month. Since then, a number of schools reported that some of their players tested positive for COVID-19: Auburn had three players test positive; University of Central Florida had three; Oklahoma State had five; Arkansas State had seven.

That won’t stop the season from happening. The general attitude from schools is that the players who tested positive will self-isolate for two weeks, and the show will go on. The show must go on, because the money demands it.

“We are going to play football in the fall,” said the 76-year-old West Virginia University president Gordon Gee, “even if I have to suit up.”

Gee said that a month ago,

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millions of people won’t return to work because of COVID-19 pandemic

Enter Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell to toss some cold water on those giddy Wall Street bulls continuing to cheer the surprisingly upbeat May jobs report that sparked hopes for a V-shaped economic recovery after the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Powell — speaking to reporters following the Fed’s latest decision on rates — said “millions” of people will not return to work for some time because of the aftershocks to businesses from the health scare. The Fed chief suggested the lack of jobs would be rooted in the reality that companies were unable to survive the pandemic or the role no longer exists in the new world order.

By extension, that would suggest a certain kind of structural unemployment that may continue to weigh on U.S. growth unless workers get re-trained for new jobs.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell pauses during a news conference, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, while

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FL teacher explains why she retired because of coronavirus, doubts safe return to schools

Amy Scott, who had one more year left of teaching before she would end a 45-year run in the Miami-Dade school system, wasn’t really prepared to retire this year.

But according to the teaching veteran, the COVID-19 pandemic changed all that, forcing her into an unceremonious early retirement. With no promise of a vaccine by fall, the challenge of trying to engage students virtually every day was simply not enticing, she explained to Yahoo Finance last week.

“The prospect of distance learning does not excite me. I’ve done it pretty proficiently for the last several months. But proficient is not enough,” the critical thinking and philosophy teacher at Coral Reef Senior High told “On The Move.”

Scott added that she’s hardly a luddite, and has learned to appreciate some aspects of distant engagement. For example, one-on-one conversations — where you can see a student rather than simply talk by phone

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