Three COVID Outbreaks Reported at Entertainment Industry Facilities

Three COVID outbreaks have been reported over the last week at entertainment industry facilities, as the delta variant causes a spike in cases in Los Angeles County.

The worst of the three hit the Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plan offices in Studio City, where six people tested positive. MPIPHP has since imposed a vaccine mandate for its staff, which is set to take effect on Sept. 7.

A second outbreak was reported at Endemol Shine North America, the producer of unscripted TV shows, which is based in North Hollywood. That outbreak involved three people. It was apparently connected to one of the company’s productions, and not to the office building. The outbreak did not cause a halt to production, and the company did not identify which show was involved.

The third outbreak, involving four individuals, was reported at NBC Universal’s post production facility at Universal City. NBCUniversal did not have further information about that incident.

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