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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a wide ranging impact on the film and video production industry.  Rules and impacts keep changing. This page is designed to help keep you informed while planning a production, before stepping on the set.

Down times provide a great opportunity to work on improving your skills. Please check our Resources page for educational topics, and other links of interest.

Update August 2021

COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS REVISED AND EXTENDED

In June, Hollywood’s major production companies and key unions agreed to REVISE and extend Covid safety protocols for TV and film production until September 30th.

The revision essentially revolves around Covid trigger numbers that decide if stricter or less stricter protocols are to be followed.  It also alters the types of testing allowed for cast and crew based on what protocols you end up using.

IF the covid transmission rate (aka “r-naught”) is above 1.1 for a 7 consecutive day period and the new case count is at or above 10 per 100,000 for that same period, STRICTER PROTOCOLS go into effect. 

In a LESS STRICT protocol, cast and crew can use OTC antigen tests to satisfy testing requirements in some cases.  

Official Covid “R-Naught” numbers site (add zip code:) - www.covidactnow.org 

SAG/AFTRA Revision - www.sagaftra.org/news-events/news/covid-19/safety-first

Production Guidelines 

Safe Sets International Resources (includes US)

Links from the SDMP January 2021 Meeting 

  • City of San Diego Special Events and Filming Department website 

https://www.sandiego.gov/specialevents-filming/filming

Contact information:

City of San Diego Special Events and Filming Department: 

Brandy Shimabukuro, Film Liaison | Filming Program Manager

T (619) 685-1340    C (619) 846-2099

bshimabukuro@sandiego.gov

http://sdfilm.org

  • City of San Diego Supplemental Guidelines on Film/Still Photography Permitting and COVID-19 Prevention As of 6/9/2020
https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/city_of_san_diego_-_guidelines_on_filming_covid-19_prevention_as_of_06-09.pdf
ACCESS to DOWNLOADABLE TEMPLATE: https://www.safeatworkca.com/safety-articles/covid-19-prevention-planning/
The template is an editable Word document 
  • OTHER RESOURCES

FILM LA
https://www.filmla.com/covid-19/

AMERICAN FILM MARKET
https://americanfilmmarket.com/worldwide-covid-19-film-production-guidelines/

City of San Diego COVID-19 Resources, Posters, and Materials
https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/materials.html#PostersandPostcards

California Statewide Industry-Specific Resources
https://covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/#top

California Film Commission | Financial Assistance Resources 
https://film.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/Covid-Related-Resources-Rev-9-26-20-1.pdf


COVID-19 Compliance

Become a COVID-19 Compliance Officer (C19CO) for your productions.
healtheducationservices.net/training/covid-19-compliance-officer-c19co/

Safe Sets International
practicesafesets.co

COVID-19 Updates

How do you come up with a union-compliant COVID-19 safety protocol in the middle of a pandemic?
6 Things to Think About When Safeguarding Your Film Set from COVID-19

California Statewide Industry Guidance to Reduce Risk (scroll down to the Music, film, and TV production blade)

Reopening Guidelines

Coronavirus Spike Puts Hollywood’s Back-to-Work Plans in Serious Jeopardy
https://variety.com/2020/film/news/coronavirus-spike-hollywood-back-to-work-plans-1234695168/

SDMP News You Can Use - COVID-19 Update - June 2020

Production Guidelines

Outside California

Film Distribution

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