Filming is such a huge economic boost in my state with us having the Netflix studios here. Wondering when and how we will return to production. Looks like CA has at least a plan.
Frequent testing was a key component of the safety recommendations for restarting production that studios and networks offered state and local authorities in early June. It was an even bigger part of the “Safe Way Forward” protocols promulgated by the Teamsters, SAG-AFTRA, the DGA, IATSE and the Basic Crafts unions in mid-June.

The Safe Way Forward says “a comprehensive, mandatory testing regimen would need to be the cornerstone of a safe return to production in a pre-vaccine landscape. Without testing, the entire cast and crew would be working in an environment of unknown risk.”

It calls for every cast and crew member to be tested for coronavirus on the first day of filming and regularly thereafter. Actors and those they come in close contact with would be tested at least three times a week. Production office workers would be tested once a week. Based on those divisions, sets would be divided into “zones,” separating people based on exposure and testing frequency.
It remains to be seen where film and TV production will fall in the state’s new tiered testing structure. While they are not explicitly mentioned, Newsom has been cautious about restarting Hollywood’s machinery. The guilds, studios and networks likewise. And with good reason. There’s a lot at stake and there’s a lot that could go wrong. Testing is just the start.