New York -- Actors’ Equity Association released the following statement in regards to concerns about coronavirus and safety and health in the workplace. 

From Brandon Lorenz, National Director of Communications, Actors’ Equity Association:

“Nothing is more important than ensuring everyone is safe at work, and the best way to remain safe in the workplace is to focus on the facts and not fear. We have shared guidance with staff, posted resources for members and are having the appropriate internal conversations about maintaining business continuity if an outbreak becomes more severe. We have also initiated conversations with major Equity employers and other labor leaders around maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. We will continue to monitor the situation, seek guidance and best practices from the appropriate health authorities and share additional information as warranted.”

Equity members can learn more about the union's recommendations in the member portal.

March 2, 2020