COVID Safety Training
Recognizing the signs and symptoms of COVID-19
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
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.
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
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.
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:
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
Prevent cross-contamination by:
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.
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:
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
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.