Jun 6, 2020 - Health

Sports and film production in California to restart June 12

The Staples Center from the street

The Staples Center is home to the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Sparks. Photo: Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images

California officials announced live sports and film production can resume in the state on June 12 after the coronavirus forced them into a three-month hiatus, Bloomberg reports.

Why it matters: The shutdown of sports and film production in the state left thousands of workers in the industry out of jobs. Nearly 900,000 entertainment workers have been unemployed since March, per Bloomberg.

The state of play: Sports teams will be able to resume games and training, but will not have live audiences. Companies must follow safety guidelines that include social distancing, wearing masks and regularly sanitizing surfaces, Bloomberg notes.

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