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