Dga Covid Agreement

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world, industries of all kinds have been forced to adapt to new ways of working. The entertainment industry is no exception, and the Directors Guild of America (DGA) has taken steps to ensure the safety and well-being of its members.

In March 2020, the DGA announced a COVID-19 agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). This agreement set guidelines for the safe resumption of film and television production during the pandemic.

The agreement addresses several key areas related to COVID-19 safety, including testing protocols, personal protective equipment (PPE), social distancing measures, and sanitation procedures. It also establishes a system for reporting positive COVID-19 cases and contact tracing.

One of the most important aspects of the agreement is its requirement for regular COVID-19 testing for all cast and crew members involved in production. The frequency of testing is determined by the level of risk involved in the production, with high-risk productions requiring more frequent testing.

The agreement also requires the provision of PPE for all cast and crew members, including masks, gloves, and face shields. Social distancing measures must be implemented as well, with guidelines provided for how to maintain a safe distance on sets and how to limit the number of people in certain areas.

Additionally, the agreement outlines specific procedures for sanitation and hygiene, including regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces and equipment, and hand-washing and sanitizing protocols.

The DGA has taken a proactive approach to protecting its members during the pandemic, and this agreement is an example of its commitment to their safety. By establishing clear guidelines for the resumption of film and television production, the DGA and the AMPTP have helped ensure that the industry can continue to operate while prioritizing the health and well-being of all involved.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the DGA and other organizations will likely continue to adapt and revise their guidelines and agreements. But for now, the DGA`s COVID-19 agreement marks an important step towards a safer and more responsible approach to film and television production during the pandemic.

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