Entertainment Industry and Studio Workers Exempt From Newsom’s New Stay-At-Home Order

Deadline is reporting that entertainment industry workers are among those exempt from California Governor Newsom’s new 1 month stay at home order.

The order calls for “generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.”

The purple tier covers most of the state.

However entertainment industry workers are among those given an exemption.

From Newsom’s order:

In accordance with this order, the State Public Health Officer has designated the following list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.

On that list of exemptions, under “Industrial, Commercial, Residential, and Sheltering Facilities and Services,” there is essential worker designation 15 which reads, “Workers supporting the entertainment industries, studios, and other related establishments, provided they follow covid-19 public health guidance around physical distancing.”