Netflix Will Reportedly Mandate Coronavirus Vaccines On All U.S. Productions

ToplineNetflix, the streaming giant, will require that all U.S. cast and crew be vaccinated against the coronavirus. This is a first for major studios as Hollywood productions are being threatened by the new coronavirus cases and the delta variant.Netflix's "Stranger Things" stars Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin. Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink and Sadie Sink also attend the show's third season premiere. Getty ImagesThe Key FactsAccording to Deadline, Netflix informed production partners and producers that vaccines would be required for actors and crew members who work directly with them. This is known as Zone A in showbusiness. The report states that rare exemptions may be granted based on religious or medical grounds or on the basis of age. For example, certain sets could have actors younger than 12 years old, which is the minimum age required to get vaccinated in the U.S. Netflix didn't immediately respond to a request to comment.Important BackgroundAfter the industry guilds announced last Wednesday that they had reached an agreement on safety protocols, it is the first major Hollywood studio which has mandated vaccines. Producers now have the option of requiring vaccines for all crew members and cast members who work in Zone A.Continue readingNetflix to Require Covid Vaccinations for Actors & Others from Zone A Personnel on Its U.S. Productions