COVID Resources Set Safety

Washington State Set Safety Requirements

Effective August 23, 2021, Washington State Governor Inslee announced a statewide indoor mask mandate regardless of vaccination status. Review our updated info sheet to explain what this means for motion picture productions.

Since the COVID-19 Pandemic is an ever-evolving situation, please check for additional safety requirements in each county or city you plan to film.

Recent Updates

July 19, 2021:The Joint Unions & Guilds of Entertainment announced that they have a tentative agreement on adjustments to the COVID-19 Safety Agreement that will remain in effect through September 30, 2021. The new agreement can be found here. More information can also be found in this summary and FAQ. It should be noted that these updates are only for narrative, feature, and episodic work. For commercial work, please continue to refer to the AICP COVID-19 Commercial Production Safety and Testing Protocol Agreement.

June 30, 2021: Washington State reopened under the Washington Ready plan. Review our new info sheet to explain what this means for motion picture productions.

August 23, 2021: Washington State Governor Inslee issues statewide indoor mask mandate regardless of vaccination status. Review our updated info sheet to learn more.

COVID-19 Resources for Film Production

Please Note: These resources were curated from the recommendations of different government agencies, industry organizations, and industry members. We ask that each production do its due diligence in researching before choosing what resources are the best fit for them.

Set Safety Protocols

Washington State Requirements:
Set Safety Info Sheet
Source: Washington Filmworks

This info sheet identifies what each production must do to comply with all the Washington State safety requirements.

L&I Employer Requirements and Guidance for Preventing COVID-19
Source: WA State Labor & Industries

Additional Best Practices:
Guidance for Non-Health Care Businesses and Organizations during COVID-19
Source: Washington State Department of Health

Washington State Mask Mandate Effective August 23, 2021
Source: Washington State Department of Health

Motion Picture Production COVID-19 Requirements
Source: Washington State Governor's
Office

Motion Picture Production COVID-19 Best Practices

Departmental COVID-19 Best Practices

COVID-19 Return to Work Agreement
Source: DGA, IATSE, SAG-AFTRA and Teamsters/Basic Crafts

Summary of Tentative Revised and Extended COVID-19 Return to Work Agreement
Source: DGA, IATSE, SAG-AFTRA and Teamsters/Basic Crafts

Revised Return to Work Agreement FAQ
Source: SAG-AFTRA

AICP COVID-19 Commercial Production Safety and Testing Protocol Agreement
Source: AICP, IATSE, DGA, Teamsters

AICP COVID-19 Protocols Summary
Source: AICP, IATSE, DGA, Teamsters

AICP COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines and Considerations
Source: AICP, IATSE, DGA, Teamsters

The Safe Way Forward
Source: DGA, IATSE, SAG-AFTRA and Teamsters

The White Paper
Source: Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers

PGA's COVID Safety Protocols
Source: Producers Guild of America

IATSE Craft Specific Protocols
Source: IATSE

Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Safety Guidelines
Source: IATSE LOCAL 706

Costume Department Guidelines
Source: IATSE LOCAL 705 and LOCAL 892

Workplace COVID Resources

COVID-19 Vaccines Toolkit for Businesses and Employers
Source: Washington State Coronavirus Response Site

Workplace Safety Guidance
Source: Washington State Coronavirus Response Site

WA State Labor & Industries COVID Materials
Source: WA State Labor & Industries

COVID-19 Guidance on Ventilation in the Workplace
Source: WA State Labor & Industries

COVID Resources & Recommendations
Source: Washington State Department of Health

COVID-19 Handbook for the Creative Sector
Source: King County Creative

AWB Business Tool Kit
Source: Association of Washington Businesses

Construction Clearinghouse: COVID-19 Resources
Source: The Center for Construction Research and Training

Safety Planning

Washington Exposure Notifcations (WA Notify App)
Source: Washington State Depratment of Health

Washington State Safe Satart Safety Plan Template
Source: Washington State Governor's Office

Guidance for Daily COVID-19 Symptom Screening
Source: Washington State Department of Health

COVID-19 Daily Health Screening Template
Source: Washington Filmworks

This template was provided by industry members who have successfully utilized it for their productions.

AWB Safe Work Plan Template
Source: Association of Washington Businesses

Independent Filmmaking in the Time of Coronavirus
Source: Doc Society, Field of Vision, and Sundance Institute

A risk-assessment guide for non-fiction filmmakers.

SetSream

Remote streaming solution created by local Seattle crew members.

Safe Sets WA
Source: Washington COVID-19 Compliance Supervisors Collective

A resource site run by a local group of COVID Supervisors.

Due to safety regulations regarding the COVID tests, in Washington State, tests must be obtained through a medical source. Some productions have utilized state-sanctioned testing sites throughout the region. Here are some free testing locations:

King County free testing sites

Spokane County free testing sites

Some productions have had luck sourcing tests from local medical services. Below are a few services that were recommended by local producers:

Anesis/Atlas Genomics COVID Testing

Anesis has partnered with Atlas Genomics Laboratory to offer antibody and diagnostic COVID-19 testing with results between 1-2 business days, except for tests completed on Friday. Same day results available in certain locations. Available in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Renton, Spokane, Tacoma and Olympia.

COVID Response Partners

COVID Response Partners offers on-location or remote testing options with quick turnaround times. They also offer a management dashboard for long term management of screening and testing participants, symptom screening forms, and response outbreak mitigation.

DripHydration COVID-19 Testing

A fully mobile concierge service, DripHydration offers on-site COVID-19 testing. DripHydration offers both rapid antigen testing (results in 15 minutes) and PCR swabs (same-day results available) and has worked with crews of variable sizes. DripHydration primarily services the greater Seattle area but as a mobile service is usually able to meet client's geographical needs if given adequate notice. Currently offering 10% off on all testing for the film industry with additional discounts for bulk testing.

For more information, contact the DripHydration Film Production Liaison:
Lindsay Martin
206-817-7850

Northwest Laboratories

Northwest Laboratories offers PCR Covid-19 testing with a fast turnaround time of 24 hours and a very competitive rate per test. All supplies and shipping costs covered. Lab is located in Bellingham, WA and is open 7 days a week. Offers couriers that can pick up the specimen in Seattle and can also ship with commercial airlines. Remote access for results on a portal.

Can employers require testing?
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an employer may choose to administer COVID-19 testing to employees before initially permitting them to enter the workplace and/or periodically to determine if their presence in the workplace poses a direct threat to others. For more information, visit this FAQ Page.

For additional information on COVID Testing you can visit:

Washington State Department of Health Testing Page

FDA Testing Page

CDC Testing Page

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the Washington State Department of Health's COVID-19 Vaccine Information Hub.

Vaccination sites can be found at Vaccinate WA Vaccine Finder.

Can employers require vaccines?
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal EEO laws do not prevent an employer from requiring all employees physically entering the workplace to be vaccinated for COVID-19, subject to the reasonable accommodation provisions discussed here. More information can also be found on the Washington State Department of Health's COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs for Employers.

Safety Training

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training Site
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA Authorized Online Outreach Training Providers
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Basic Employee Training on COVID-19 Infection Prevention
Source: The Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH)

Template framework for basic Employee Training on COVID-19 Infection Prevention.

COVID-19 Sample Training Plans for Contact Tracers, Case Investigators, and Supervisors
Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

WHO Courses and Trainings
World Health Organization

CSATF Training Courses
Source: Contract Services Administration Trust Fund

Construction Clearinghouse: COVID-19 Training Resources
Source: The Center for Construction Research and Training

Inland Northwest AGC: COVID Resource Center
Source: Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors

AGC WA: COVID-Recovery Safety Resources
Source: Associated General Contractors of Washington

GFA COVID-19 Compliance Courses
Source: Georgia Film Academy

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Course
Johns Hopkins University

On-Set Covid Safety Training Program
Seattle Film Institute

FREE COVID-19 AWARENESS Course
Source: 360 Training

360training is on the list of OSHA-Authorized Online Outreach Training Providers

OSHA 10 Hour Online Training
Source: 360 Training

360training is on the list of OSHA-Authorized Online Outreach Training Providers

OSHA 30 Hour Online Training
Source: 360 Training

360training is on the list of OSHA-Authorized Online Outreach Training Providers

PPE & Cleaning Supplies

No & Low Cost Masks and Face Coverings for WA Businesses
Source: Business Health Trust and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Small businesses in the State of Washington in any industry can conveniently order the type and quantity needed. Orders are limited to businesses in WA State. You do not have to be a member of BHT or the Seattle Metro Chamber to order.

King County Small Business Safe Start Kits – PPE Request Form
Source: King County

Different PPE In-Depth Descriptions
Source: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

This document provides descriptive information for different types of respirators, masks and face shields, including uses, certification requirements, and OSHA requirements.

Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment
Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

EPA: List N: Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19
Source: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

AWB Rebound & Recovery
Source: Association of Washington Businesses

The Rebound and Recovery website features an easy-to-use tool for helping small businesses find PPE from Washington manufacturers, plus a toolkit full of downloadable resources.

Go-4 Nuge's Safety and COVID-Related Rentals and Expendables

A variety of PPE, cleaning supplies, air scrubbers and more

BOOM! Supplies

Masks, gowns, face shields, hand sanitizer

SaniSet

Masks, gowns, gloves, cleaning products, paper products, sanitizer

Rentable Air Scrubbers

These portable filtration systems remove contaminants through filters

Signage

WA Business Signage Toolkit
Source: Washington State Coronavirus Response Site

COVID-19 Vaccine Signage Toolkit
Source: Washington State Coronavirus Response Site

COVID-19 Print Resources
Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Materials

AWB Business Toolkit
Source: Association of Washington Businesses

Video Series: Safety on Set Conversations

06/22/21 | Safety on Set Conversations: COVID-19 Cases on Set

12/4/20 | Safety on Set Conversations: Let's Talk About Talent

10/28/20 | Safety on Set Conversations: COVID-19 Supervisors

10/9/20 | Safety on Set Conversations: Contract Updates From Our Entertainment Union Partners

9/15/20 | Safety on Set Conversations: Working on Set with Make-Up, Hair, and Wardrobe

9/10/20 | Safety on Set Conversations: A Chat with Commercial Producers

9/3/20 | Safety on Set Conversations: DPs & ADs

8/21/20 | COVID Q&A with Dr. Frederick

8/7/20 | Safety on Set Conversations: Entertainment Union Partners

7/17/20 | Safety on Set Conversations with Washington Filmworks

7/14/20 | Safety on Set Conversations: Legal Q&A

7/2/20 | Safety on Set Conversations: Production Insurance Q&A

Mental Health Resources

Washington State Mental Health Resources
Source: Washington State Coronavirus Resources

This page lists many different resources to find support for your mental health and well-being.

Crisis Connections
Source: WA State Crisis Connections

Crisis Connections provides many resources and support for anxiety, loneliness, recovery, and more. Language interpretation in more than 155 languages is available. Call 866-427-4747 or text HOME to 741741 for support.

Community Support and Well-Being
Source: King County

This page lists wellness resources and small business guides to opportunities to donate and volunteer.

COVID-19 Mental Health and Coping
Source: Spokane Regional Health District

The page lists many different resources for your mental health and coping during this time.

Mental Health Crisis Care: A Best Practices Toolkit
Source: US Department of Health & Human Services

These guidelines are intended to assist states and communities with the development and implementation of effective crisis services and systems.

Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety Toolkit
Source: Shine

Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline provides trained counselors and support for stress, anxiety and more. Support available 24/7, 365 days a year. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUS to 66746. Spanish-speakers can call the hotline and press "2" for bilingual support. Interpreters are available for 100 other languages.

Boys Town National Hotline
Source: Boys Town

The Boys Town National Hotline is a free resource and counseling service that assists youth and parents 24/7, year round, nationwide. Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services for more than 100 languages also are available 24 hours a day. Call 1-800-448-3000, text VOICE to 20121, or email hotline@boystown.org to connect.