Lionsgate is the newest Hollywood studio to press pause on reopening its places of work because the U.S. experiences an increase within the Covid Delta variant.
We’re listening to that the company is pushing its return-to-work date for workers at its Santa Monica HQ from a beforehand introduced September 7 date to October 4. All workers returning to the office can be required to be absolutely vaccinated. That coverage applies to full-time, part-time and non permanent workers in addition to unbiased contractors and guests, we’re listening to.
The information comes as a number of Hollywood firms spanning studios, businesses, administration and PR companies and regulation places of work hit the brakes on plans to a full return to places of work. Most like Lionsgate have scrapped September dates and are hoping to reassemble their troops someday the next month, whereas they’re additionally having to make a name on vaccination necessities. On Wednesday, Netflix confirmed it’s now requiring Covid-19 vaccines of its staffers and people visiting its places of work.
Lionsgate’s shift comes as Los Angeles County final evening mentioned all its workers can be required to be vaccinated towards Covid-19 by October 1 below an govt order issued by Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis. That order got here on a day the county introduced one other 3,734 circumstances — the most important single-day quantity for the reason that starting of February.
After a spring and early summer time noticed Covid circumstances plummet in California, resulting in a full reopening in June, the extra contagious Delta variant has been spreading by way of largely the unvaccinated. After weeks of huge jumps in circumstances, Covid- associated hospitalizations within the state have been up 97% up to now 10 days.