The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) recently reached a tentative agreement on a return to work plan, which is aimed at ensuring the safety of workers while also allowing for the resumption of film and television production.

As the entertainment industry navigates the pandemic, the IATSE has been working diligently to ensure that workers are protected and that productions can resume safely. The return to work agreement includes a number of protocols and procedures that will help to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission on film and television sets.

One of the key components of the return to work agreement is regular COVID-19 testing. All workers will be required to undergo weekly testing, and productions must provide a testing location that is easily accessible to all employees. In addition to testing, there will be strict protocols in place for isolating and quarantining anyone who tests positive for the virus.

The agreement also includes provisions for physical distancing on set, including limiting the number of people allowed in each workspace and staggering call times to minimize crowding. Masks will be required at all times except when actors are performing, and there will be enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures in place to prevent the spread of the virus.

The return to work agreement is an important step forward for the entertainment industry, which has been hit hard by the pandemic. With these safety protocols in place, productions can resume safely, protecting the health and well-being of workers and ensuring that the industry can continue to create the content that audiences love.

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