DGA Cancels All “Non-Critical Meetings”, Limits Access To Offices
The Administrators Guild advised its members tonight that it’s cancelling all “non-critical conferences, and can restrict or cancel future occasions as deemed mandatory. The scenario is shortly evolving, and we’ll proceed to re-assess plans and talk accordingly.”
The guild mentioned it’s additionally adopted “heightened constructing upkeep measures together with further janitorial workers for normal disinfecting of high-touch surfaces in addition to convention rooms and theaters earlier than and following conferences and screenings; ample availability of alcohol-based hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes for workspaces; and new messenger and supply protocols.”
Earlier at present, the WGA West mentioned that it’s cancelling all screenings at its Writers Guild Theater till additional discover. The DGA theaters in Los Angeles and New York stay open as of now.
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Protocols enacted by the DGA for anybody getting into its places of work in LA and New York embody:
• If people come to the DGA and seem unwell, they are going to be requested to go away.• People who’ve traveled to the CDC’s record of Stage 2 or three international locations prior to now 14 days are prohibited from getting into the constructing at the moment. (These international locations embody China, Japan, Iran, South Korea and Italy.)• If people have been uncovered to somebody sick with Coronavirus, or are exhibiting flu-like signs together with fever, cough or shortness of breath, they’re prohibited from getting into the constructing at the moment.
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The guild advised its members that these “mandatory modifications” in protocol are being carried out “in mild of this severe subject, whereas additionally minimizing disruptions to guild enterprise and operations. Because the scenario is fast-evolving, further modifications could also be carried out within the near-future, and we’ll proceed to maintain you knowledgeable by e mail and web site communications.”
“It is a dynamic and fast-changing scenario,” the guild mentioned. “The security of our members, workers, visitors and better neighborhood is of paramount significance to the DGA. In current weeks, as information of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) shortly developed, the guild put in place a speedy response staff to intently monitor and undertake probably the most up-to-date steering and data as supplied by the Facilities for Illness Management, state and native companies, medical specialists, and the DGA-Producer Well being Plan.”
WGA West Suspends Non-Important Conferences & Occasions Over Coronavirus, Cancels Screenings At Writers Guild Theater; Workplace Stays Open