Hollywood producers for production are to be suspended on all TV and film sets until more hospital beds become available to treat Covid-19 patients as well as those with other illnesses.
“Patients are dying in ambulances waiting for treatment because hospital emergency rooms are overwhelmed. This is not a safe environment for in-person production right now,”
Despite a stringent shutdown that includes gyms, hair salons, and restaurants, Los Angeles County is currently a major hot spot in the coronavirus crisis with one person dying every 10 minutes, according to local health officials.
Film and TV production was classified as an essential industry after stringent testing and safety protocols were agreed upon in mid of 2020 that enabled Hollywood to get back to work, but the cycle has reversed and the film city is back on halt again.