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Entertainment Industry Workers Exempt From California Governor Newsom’s New Stay-At-Home Order

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In light of an unprecedented rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a limited stay-at-home order. The order requires “generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 PM and 5 AM in counties in the purple tier.” That means basically every county in Southern California and 94% of the state’s population.

But Newsom’s office told Deadline on Thursday that the order did not apply to entertainment industry workers, who are on the list of essential workers and thus an exception to the rule.

The governor’s original Stay-at-Home order from March includes the following passage, which still applies:

In accordance with this order, the State Public Health Officer has designated the following list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protec… (Read more)