May 24, 2023

Adjusting to the Changing COVID Rules On-Set: What to Expect

As the world continues to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, the entertainment industry has been no exception.

Over the past few years, studios and production companies implemented strict COVID safety protocols to protect the health and well-being of their cast and crew. However, with the expiration of the Return to Work protocols set in place in September 2020, changes are on the horizon.

We’ll explore what to expect as COVID rules on-set are slated to change.

Relaxed Safety Protocols

With the easing of federal and local restrictions, studios and production companies are expected to relax their COVID safety protocols.

One significant change is that vaccine mandates will no longer be required for cast and crew who have already received their two doses. This will allow fully vaccinated individuals to work without the added burden of frequent testing and vaccine documentation.

Testing and Mask Mandates

In line with the relaxation of safety protocols, testing requirements for fully vaccinated individuals will also come to an end. This means that cast and crew members who have completed their vaccination course can enjoy a more streamlined workflow on set.

Additionally, mask mandates for outdoor activities will no longer be required. This change acknowledges the reduced risk of transmission in open-air settings and offers more flexibility and comfort for those working on productions.

However, it is important to note that individual employers still have the discretion to maintain safety standards that align with their specific needs.

Adapting to Individual Employer Expectations

While federal and state mandates have been relaxed, it is crucial for everyone involved in the entertainment industry to be aware of the onsite expectations set by their specific organization.

Individual employers may choose to maintain certain safety standards based on their unique circumstances and considerations. Being informed and adhering to these guidelines is essential to ensure a safe and productive work environment for everyone.

By prioritizing safety and adhering to the appropriate guidelines, the entertainment industry can continue to thrive in these unprecedented times.

The Revolution Team

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