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COVID-19 safety protocols issued by Producers Guild as productions resume
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The Producers Guild of America has issued their safety protocols for film and television productions in regards to coronavirus.
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The 57-page document, available on the PGA's website, outlines recommendations for social distancing, testing and "personal protection equipment."
The Guild recommends that a health and safety supervisor (HSS) be assigned by the production. That person will be in charge of implementing coronavirus safety protocols specific to the production, hiring medical staff, reporting those unwilling to comply with protocols and, among other duties, enacting "red light protocol," should an employee exhibit symptoms, which could include temporarily shutting down production.
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The document states that before entering pre-production on any project, "an infectious disease safety plan" must be in place and "a risk assessment to address ways the COVID-19 hazard will be mitigated on the production" must be conducted.