PLANNING YOUR PRODUCTION DURING COVID-19
We’ve put together the below resources to help plan your shoots in the U.S. & Canada with the safety of clients, contributors, and crew being the focal point. Get in touch with us anytime to talk through the specifics with one of our coordinators. We are here to help.
CREW SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
At any time prior to the shoot, if a crew member feels sick, or has symptoms of COVID-19, THEY MUST STAY HOME and notify their Atlantic coordinator immediately.
Avoid travel on public transport and use own vehicle when possible.
Crew members should wear appropriate protective equipment. Details may depend on the client’s requirements and situation but will ALWAYS include face masks and gloves.
Maintain 6x feet between yourself and talent. To the degree that crew can also maintain distance from each other that should be considered. Do NOT shake hands with anyone on set. Avoid touching any personal belongings of the contributor.
If possible, rely on boom mic audio only. If a wireless lav is required, the lav should be sanitized and left at the talent seating position before their arrival.
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer with at least 60%-70% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Crew to bring antiseptic wipes (when and where available based on availability). Wipes should be used on doorknobs, tables, etc. Avoid using other crew members’ work tools and equipment, when possible. Always clean and disinfect gear such as case and camera handles, mics, tripod heads, etc. before and after use.
U.S. CITIES UPDATE
Media is considered an “essential service” in the U.S. and as such we have crew available. Below are some things to keep in mind in major cities. (As of November 18th, 2020)
NEW YORK CITY
Face coverings are required in public. Travelers from certain states must quarantine upon entering New York. For an up to date list of restricted states, please visit New York State’s COVID-19 Travel Advisory Portal.
LOS ANGELES, CA
Reopening halted due to rise in cases. All indoor entertainment activities have shut back down. Small- and large-scale production has resumed. Face coverings are required in public.
Stay-at-home advisories took effect in Chicago and suburban Cook County, with officials urging residents to only leave home for essential activities.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
All non-essential offices must close and gyms must reduce capacity to 10%. Face coverings are required in public..
Currently in phase 3 of its reopening plan but due to a recent spike in cases the next reopening phase is on hold. Face coverings are required in public.
Retail stores, including grocery stores, and malls must limit occupancy to 25% and must close food-court seating. Wearing a face covering in public is required.
Face coverings are required in public.
Face coverings are required in public. Businesses and bars are allowed to reopen with limited capacity.
The number of people allowed for gatherings indoors or outdoors was reduced from 250 to 25. Face coverings are required in public.
Sports and cultural events are limited to 200 people. Indoor dining with limited capacity is allowed. Face coverings are required in public.
The City and County of Denver has enacted the ‘Home by 10’ Public Health Order beginning at 10 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, and in effect every day until Monday, December 7. All people anywhere in Denver should remain at home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. . Face masks are required in public.
Starting October 1st most businesses were allowed to reopen with limited capacity. All persons are required to wear a mask or face covering in public.
LAS VEGAS, NV
Bars and Lounges are allowed to reopen with 50% capacity. Casinos are open. Face masks are required in public.
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Currently in Phase 2 – “safer at home.” Retail stores remain at 75% capacity. Face coverings are required when in public.
Most businesses are allowed to reopen with limited capacity. Face coverings are required when in public.
Our Approach to Safety
Here’s a brief overview of what we’re doing to keep everyone safe. Our crews can also follow protocols mandated by your team.
These are just some of the ways production can still be done during the pandemic. Some set-ups may need to be tailored to your specific shoot, and our coordinators are happy to work through those details with you.
*Please note some set-ups currently require longer lead times due to equipment and crew availability.*