UPDATE: 2:45 PM PT: Updated with new headline following announcement of ban removal from FilmLA
Hours after announcing that overnight filming in L.A. County would be banned for at least a month, FilmLA released a new memo informing producers that county health officials had walked back that ban.
On Wednesday morning, FilmLA informed production companies currently shooting in Los Angeles that filming would have to stop by 10 PM and that no shooting or setups could take place between 10 PM and 5 AM each night, in accordance with the Limited Stay-At-Home order issued in California last week.
Four hours later, FilmLA said that they were advised by health officials that such a ban would not be necessary.
“Filmmakers are highly encouraged to stay within those limits, if feasible, and be mindful of community impact while California’s Limited Stay at Home Order is in effect,” FilmLA said in their latest statement.
Last Thursday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered nearly all counties in California to reset to the lowest tier in the state’s reopening system, with all nonessential businesses and gatherings shutting down between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
The order came as infection rates in the state, as with the rest of the U.S., have continued to rapidly escalate with COVID-19 positivity rates doubling to 5.9% over the past month. To date, 1.14 million cases have been reported in California with 18,881 deaths.