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 May 28, 2020)
NEW YORK CITY
The first phase of reopening is expected to begin in the first or second week of June. Face coverings are required in public.
LOS ANGELES, CA
Currently in their second phase of reopening, which includes expanded retail activities. Face coverings are required in public.
The city will enter their third phase of reopening on May 29th at the earliest, which includes expanded retail activity. Face coverings are required in public.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Currently in phase 2A of reopening, with phase 2B about 2-4 weeks away and will include reopening offices and retail. Face coverings are required in public.
On May 31st, public events can happen without spectators. Face coverings are required in public.
Under their stay-at-home order until May 31 but some non-contact businesses have resumed since May 5. Face coverings are required in public.
On May 20th, certain retail outlets, offices, and grooming establishments were permitted to reopen, subject to social distancing requirements. Face coverings are required in public.
On May 4th retail outlets, restaurants, museums and libraries reopened but at 25% capacity, with restaurants also making sure that all people are a minimum of 6 feet apart. Face coverings are required in public.
Phase One of reopening begins on May 29th. Gatherings of 10 or more still prohibited. Face coverings are required in public.
There is currently no shelter-in-place order for the state of Georgia.
Gatherings of 10 or more are allowed. State of emergency lifts on June 15th. Face masks are required in public.
Most retail services and restaurants are open for business, with social distancing enforced. Face masks are required in public.
LAS VEGAS, NV
Most retail services and restaurants are open for business, with social distancing enforced. Casinos re-open on June 4th. Face masks are required in public.
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Retail outlets will remain closed to the public, but can offer curbside delivery. All employees in businesses interacting with the public are required to wear masks.
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.*