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 September 21st, 2020)
NEW YORK CITY
Currently in Phase 3 of reopening. No indoor dining allowed. Face coverings are required in public. Travelers entering NY from the following states need to quarantine for 14 days: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah.
LOS ANGELES, CA
Reopening halted due to rise in cases. All indoor entertainment activities have shut back down. Production resumed statewide June 12; no word has been given if they will shut down again yet. Face coverings are required in public.
In phase 4 of reopening, which allows gatherings up to 50 people. Face coverings are required in public. Travelers entering Chicago from the following states need to quarantine for 14 days: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The city has also indefinitely paused the reopening on indoor dining, bars, gyms and more. 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.
Currently in phase 3 of reopening. Due to a recent spike in cases phase 4 is put on hold. Wearing a face covering in public is required.
Currently the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. The city issued an emergency order mandating facial coverings be worn in public at all times and until further notice, with limited and specific exceptions on June 25th. Further reopening are currently postponed.
Face coverings are required in public. Disney World is open for business despite a huge spike in cases and hospitalizations.
Currently in phase 2 which allows gatherings up to 50 people. Gatherings of more than 50 are still prohibited, but can be suspended with a waiver. Face coverings are required in public.
The city recently rolled back from Phase 2 to Phase 1. Residents are asked to stay home except for essential trips and restaurants and business are asked to only serve to-go and curbside orders.
Gatherings of 10 or more are allowed. State of emergency lifted on June 15th. Face masks are required in public.
Rolled back from Phase 3 to modified Phase 2. All persons are required to wear a mask or face covering in public.
LAS VEGAS, NV
Recently halted further reopening due to a rise in cases. Casinos are still open. Face masks are required in public.
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Currently in Phase 2 – “safer at home.” Gathering size is limited to 25 people. Retail stores remain at 75% capacity. Face coverings are required when in public.
Due to a recent surge in cases, the state has ordered bars, movie theaters, gyms and water parks to shut down. 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.*