ComplexCon returns to Long Beach Nov. 6 - 7 with hosts J. Balvin and Kristen Noel Crawley, performances by A$AP Rocky and Turnstile, and more shopping and drops.

Secure your spot while tickets last!

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is requesting that TV and film productions "strongly consider" pausing for a few weeks as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the area, Deadline reports.

"Although music, TV and film productions are allowed to operate, we ask you to strongly consider pausing work for a few weeks during this catastrophic surge in Covid cases," the department said in an email, per FilmLA. "Identify and delay higher risk activities, and focus on lower-risk work for now, if at all possible." 

On Monday, L.A. County reported 13,661 new cases and 73 new deaths, a slight increase from 13,580 new cases and 44 new deaths the previous day. Last week, California became the first state to surpass 2 million COVID-19 cases, less than two months after eclipsing the 1 million mark.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an overnight stay-at-home order last month for the 41 counties that fell within the purple tier, which was determined by positivity rate and the number of new cases per 100,000 people. A few days later, the order was extended to limit restaurants, bars, etc. in L.A. County to takeout, drive-thru, and delivery operations for, at least, three weeks. 

Variety reports Newsom said in a press conference earlier today that he will "likely" announce the extension of the regional stay-at-home orders on Tuesday. 

While L.A. County health officials commended the TV and film industries for taking the necessary steps to maintain a safe environment, there are concerns that gatherings over Christmas and New Year's will result in what former U.S. Food and Drug Administration head Dr. Scott Gottlieb forecasts as a "grim month" of January. 

"Even if we start to see a plateau in cases and a decline in the first week in January, it’s really not going to be [until] toward the end of January that we start to see the burden on hospitals begin to lessen and we start to see deaths plateau," Gottlieb said on Face the Nation.