COVID Safety Training

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of COVID-19

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • Cough
  • Fever or chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • New fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Congestion or runny nose

Some of these symptoms are very common and can occur in many conditions other than COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus. If you have any of them, inform the COVID Compliance Officer on set and consult a doctor or health care provider so they can assess your risk and help you determine next steps.

PPE

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a main source of protection for workers. It is necessary to wear PPE on set in order to limit exposure to the coronavirus.

Cast and crew are expected to abide by local laws concerning the use of PPE in public spaces. Employees who are not fully vaccinated will be required to wear a face mask at all times, unless eating or drinking.

Employees who are fully vaccinated will be required to wear a face mask when indoors or in a vehicle, unless eating or drinking.

Donning a Mask

• Wash hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer

• Put on a new, well-fitting mask

Donning a Faceshield

  • Face Shield optional
  • Place over face and adjust to fit, ensuring eye coverage

Doffing (Removing) a Faceshield

• Remove face shield by grasping at the back and lifting headband upward, avoiding contact with front of face shield

• Using an approved disinfectant, wipe external surfaces of face shield and place on a clean surface to dry

• Discard face shield if damaged or visibility is obscured

Doffing (Removing) a Mask

• Use hand sanitizer to clean hands

• Remove mask by grasping ear loops of the mask and pulling away from face. Discard mask and clean hands.

Handwashing

Washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Germs can spread from other people or surfaces when you:

  • Touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Prepare or eat food and drinks with unwashed hands
  • Touch a contaminated surface or objects
  • Blow your nose, cough, or sneeze into hands and then touch other people’s hands or common objects

Please watch the instructional video for proper handwashing technique.


Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection

Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings. Facilities should be disinfected in accordance with the procedures advised by the CDC

Surfaces frequently touched (tables, chairs, doorknobs, surfaces of the toilet and bathroom, taps, keyboards, telephones, etc.) should be cleaned with disposable wipes.


For electronics, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products. Consider using wipeable covers for electronics. If no manufacturer guidance is available, consider the use of alcohol-based wipes or spray containing at least 70% alcohol to disinfect touch screens. Dry surfaces thoroughly to avoid pooling of liquids.

The frequency of cleaning of the production office should be increased, with emphasis on areas of common use.

Policies and Procedures related to COVID-19 On Set

On-set stylist will be responsible for keeping wardrobe clean


Disinfecting wipes will be available to wipe down any props that are touched by multiple members of cast and crew


Hands will be sanitized before and after handling props


Sanitizing wipes will be kept in all vehicles. The first driver of each day is responsible for wiping down high-touch areas of the vehicle, including handles, seatbelts, and steering wheel


Any crew member distributing food must clean hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer prior to food prep or distribution.


Crew members who are not fully vaccinated will be provided with adequate eating space, at least six feet from other crew members, during consumption of food or beverages.


Visitors to set will not be permitted without the express permission of the Director and COVID Compliance Officer.


When indoors, windows and doors will be opened when permitted and appropriate to ensure adequate air flow.


Cast and crew will be required to report to the COVID Compliance Officer if they, or a member of their household, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. They should immediately contact their healthcare provider.


Cast and crew will be notified if they have been exposed to an individual exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or who has tested positive for COVID-19


During meetings, cast and crew should be 6 feet apart.


Hair and Make-up Artists

  • Hair and Make-up Artists will be given adequate time to perform their service in a safe manner
  • Hair and Make-up Artists will be required to wear masks when applying hair and makeup to cast, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Hair and Make-up Artists will wash hands prior to and following the application of makeup


Stylists

  • Stylists will be given adequate time to perform their service in a safe manner
  • Stylists will be required to wear masks when adjusting wardrobe in close contact with cast, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Stylists will wash hands prior to and following direct contact with cast


Audio Tech

  • If an audio tech is unable to maintain 6 feet of distance between herself and cast members, the audio tech will be required to be masked.


Cast

  • When not on camera, cast shall be provided with PPE. 
  • Unvaccinated cast members will be required to wear PPE when not on camera at all times.


Travel

  • Cast and crew traveling by air will only travel with airlines in compliance with current FAA COVID-19 guidelines
  • When traveling in vehicles provided by the production, fully vaccinated employees shall travel separately from employees who are not fully vaccinated.


Locations

Production will maintain proper ventilation of indoor areas when possible.


Preventing Cross-Contamination

Prevent cross-contamination by:

  • Disinfecting high-touch surfaces frequently
  • Washing hands frequently
  • Wearing masks

Please follow all instructions in this training in order to prevent cross-contamination.


Protecting Yourself at Home

Maintaining your personal health begins at home. Keep the following tips in mind at all times, both before, during and after the production.

  • If a family member has symptoms of COVID-19, maintain 6 feet of distance whenever possible, and wear masks in the home
  • Take care of yourself, and your immune system. Get adequate sleep, food, and vitamins.
  • Keep your home disinfected and cleaned on a regular basis, especially high touch surfaces.
  • Monitor your health daily. Be aware of any changes in your health that could be symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands often.

Psychological Impact of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but they can make us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient.

Stress can cause the following:

  • Feelings of fear, anger, sadness, worry, numbness, or frustration
  • Changes in appetite, energy, desires, and interests
  • Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
  • Difficulty sleeping or nightmares
  • Physical reactions, such as headaches, body pains, stomach problems, and skin rashes
  • Worsening of chronic health problems
  • Worsening of mental health conditions
  • Increased use of tobacco, alcohol, and other substances

It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are ways that you can help yourself, others, and your community manage stress.

Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including those on social media. It’s good to be informed, but hearing about the pandemic constantly can be upsetting. Consider limiting news to just a couple times a day and disconnecting from phone, tv, and computer screens for a while.

Take care of your body

  • Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate
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  • Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals
  • Exercise regularly
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Avoid excessive alcohol, tobacco, and substance use
  • Continue with routine preventive measures (such as vaccinations, cancer screenings, etc.) as recommended by your healthcare provider
  • Get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine

Make time to unwind — Try to do some other activities you enjoy

Connect with others — Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling

Connect with your community- or faith-based organizations — While social distancing measures are in place, try connecting online, through social media, or by phone or mail.

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