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Since March, the coronavirus pandemic has upended our day-to-day lives and impacted every single industry across the world, including entertainment. In an unprecedented move, all TV and film productions came to a complete halt, leaving crew members fearful about losing their income and health insurance, among other uncertainties.
When the number of COVID-19 cases went down over the summer, many TV shows and film productions started back up, requiring a whole new set of health guidelines to operate. While people were happy to be back at work, crew members risked contracting the coronavirus on the job — and some did.
Now, as the number of COVID-19 cases rise across the country, states like California are locking down and issuing regional stay-at-home orders, putting additional pressure on studios.