Focused on protecting members and fighting the COVID-19 surge in California, Actors' Equity Association has temporarily paused consideration of safety plans in the state of California while the state battles unprecedented infection rates of COVID-19.
"For now, with COVID-19 surging, we have paused approvals in California to protect the safety and health of the community and our members. With hospitals full to capacity, we cannot approve safety protocols for work at this point in time," said Mary McColl, executive director of Actors' Equity Association. "We will be monitoring the situation on the ground in California on a regular basis to see when we can resume approving safety plans. Our hearts go out to the frontline health care workers of California as they work to bring the pandemic under control."