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Five positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported among production members of “Love Island,” a CBS reality show filmed on the Big Island, according to Hawaii State Film Commissioner Donne Dawson.
Dawson confirmed the case report today after the news broke on social media on Saturday.
The state Department of Health “has been notified, contact tracing has been completed for all cases and those in close contact are in quarantine and testing of these cases will continue,” Dawson said in a message. text to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
â’Love Island Season 3′ went beyond the CDC and union’s COVID back-to-work guidelines for production,â the show’s production company ITV Entertainment said in an emailed statement.
The precautions include “high frequency testing (2-3 times per week), PPE for anyone not in front of the camera, contact tracing and quarantine protocols,” the statement said, noting that the production has also been in constant contact with national and local authorities according to their respect. health guidelines.
âThe health and safety of our cast and crew remains our number one priority,â said ITV Entertainment.
Due to pandemic procedures, the film industry “is probably the safest of all industries right now,” Dawson said.