Netflix will require certificates of vaccination against COVID-19 from all workers participating in any of its productions in the United States.
This is how the streaming platform becomes The first Hollywood studio to take this measure. Anyway, for now it will only apply to the area known as Zone A of the shooting, i.e. the one that includes the cast and part of the technical team.
As published by Special Media Hollywood Reporter, associations representing actors, screenwriters and other professionals accepted the measure. They believe it will facilitate the work because it allows some sanitary protocols to be relaxed, despite concerns that the delta version of the virus expands.
Only certain religious, medical or age reasons will be accepted as exceptions to not being vaccinated.
The film set of The Midnight Sky.
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Last week, Sean Penn, who traveled to the Cannes Film Festival to support the world premiere of his film flag Day, directed by and starring him, said I will not work on the series again gaslit, regarding the Watergate scandal, until the entire cast and crew were thoroughly vaccinated.
The path Netflix has taken, similar to that of Google and Facebook, will force its employees to get vaccinated in offices to return to work. “We will require that anyone who works on our US campus be vaccinated,” Facebook said, which predicts that offices in the country will be at half capacity in September.
In any case, various studies indicate that teleworking is beneficial to both workers and companies. It is proved that the salaried employees get a more suitable environment for their work outside their offices, thereby increasing their productivity.
Sean Penn also asked that those who worked with him be vaccinated. ap photo
what happens in the united states
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established in May that the fully vaccinated population in the United States I could stop wearing chinstrap For most of the time, even in closed spaces or in large groups of people.
But last week distinguished virologist Anthony Fauci admitted he is now considering recommending that vaccinated people use chinstrap again, adding to a spike in infections that is “taking the country in the wrong direction”. “
For her part, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed on Monday, July 26 that the government headed by Joe Biden intends to Maintain current travel restrictions.
In addition, he recalled that the delta variant was spreading to the country and to the rest of the world, and in the case of the United States it created a new wave that particularly affected the illiterate, and that he hoped that in the future. I will also continue. Week.
Anthony Fauci. Reputable virologists recommend discontinuing use of chinstraps. Reuters Photo
issue in california
Also this Monday the state of California, where most film and television studios are located, established that all state workers and health workers must be fully vaccinated.
State employees without vaccination will be required to be tested weekly for infection, while non-vaccinated public and private health workers are also expected to be screened regularly.
Los Angeles County requires the wearing of masks in indoor public places, while California recommends that people do so across the state.