“It was announced prematurely with little buy-in from interested parties, so no wonder it didn’t go as planned, right? Scolded a major industry player from Governor Newsom on Monday, missing his own deadline today.
First released on May 20 during a teleconference on the latest episode of Newsom’s economic recovery and reinvention listening tour, “real-time writing guidelines” would explain how the big screen and the small screen of Hollywood house could get back to work after all, production stopped in late March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To complicate things even more than the blind man that many studios, streamers, unions and agencies have felt since the governor’s explosion until Ted Sarandos of Netflix, Oscar candidate Ava DuVernay, It’s us“Jon Huertas and others on the web event last week, is the fact that for all the hype, the new plans would not really affect L.A. County.
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The region with the most production in the world is still affected by respiratory disease.
As more commercial and public spaces were opened this long weekend, county public health officials said on Monday that there have been more than 1,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths in the region at 8 p.m. last night. With LA stubbornly resisting efforts to flatten the curve more completely and many residents during vacations without mandatory masks and social distancing, this brings the total number of cases in the county to more than 46,000 with more than 2,100 deaths at this day.
The governor’s office did not respond to requests from Deadline today for which the promised film and television guidelines have not been released. As an industry-wide safety committee, individual guilds and studios develop their own plans, Sacramento also did not say how their reopening guidelines would ultimately be made public.
On the other hand, shopping or at a mosque, church, temple, synagogue or other places of worship in the Golden State has become a little easier. In the second phase of the Governor’s roadmap on resilience, retailers and religion were given the green light online this morning to open their doors, with some restrictions still in place. Moving from curbside pickup to state-run store shopping and prayer, both types of institutions may have a semblance of their normal routine – as Governor Newsom announced more early Monday:
NEW: Counties can now start reopening places of worship and shop in stores for retail.
CA continued to flatten the curve because people stay at home, practice physical distance, and take it seriously.
Let’s go on.
LEARN MORE: https://t.co/KgYLbjTh3t
– Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 25, 2020
Pending county approval and once a dedicated coronavirus prevention program is in place, places of worship will now be allowed to operate at 25% capacity or with 100 customers or less, the smallest number having priority. This leap of faith comes just days after Donald Trump promised to “override” the states that kept the church doors closed. While most retailers are already on track to be open, the new rules for them allow everyone to start ringing cash registers, with the exception of health care establishments like hair and nail salons.
“Together, our actions have helped to bend the curve and reduce infections in our state. As sectors continue to open up with changes aimed at reducing risks, remember that COVID-19 is still present in our communities, “said Dr. Sonia Angell in a statement released on Monday. “As more of us leave our homes, keeping a physical distance, wearing face covers in public and washing hands frequently is more important than ever to help protect themselves and those around us,” said l State Public Health Officer and Addition Director for the California Department of Public Health.
Los Angeles County supervisor Janice Hahn wrote to Governor Newsom on May 21 asking him to reopen all outlets in California with limited capacity. Hahn, politically ambitious, won a victory lap on Twitter today:
ALL retail stores in the state will now be able to reopen in-store under the same rules. Target and Walmart have been able to function throughout this crisis. https://t.co/5YggUVmhbk
– Janice Hahn (@SupJaniceHahn) May 25, 2020
Still, Hollywood crickets like Sacramento’s nada as the latter escaped his own disclosure.
Erik Pedersen contributed to this report.