The rules govern vaccine mandates, masking, quarantining, and other measures to suppress the spread of Covid-19. The current version of the protocols have been in place since July, and they allow productions to impose a vaccine mandate — although only for actors and other workers who are on set. Workers who are not in “Zone A” — the set — are not subject to a vaccine mandate.
The protocols were initially set to expire on Sept. 30, but have been extended repeatedly as Covid case rates remained high. The latest extension, which was reached in late December, pushed the expiration date from Jan. 15 to Feb. 13. Further negotiations are expected to take place in early February, but with cases still near all-time highs, it