COVID-19 Support for Television, Film, and Media

News reporter wearing a mask during COVID-19 pandemic

Cardno ChemRisk has helped news agencies and productions address concerns and raise awareness surrounding COVID-19 to best protect staff, crews, daily hires, talent, vendors, and guests as they respond to breaking news and prepare to resume TV and film productions.

Cardno ChemRisk has helped news agencies and productions address concerns and raise awareness surrounding COVID-19 to best protect staff, crews, daily hires, talent, vendors, and guests as they respond to breaking news and prepare to resume TV and film productions.

The team has also assisted with media needs across the globe, supporting news agencies and production companies in film and television.

Television studio staff keeping their distance during COVID-19 pandemic

Specific services provided include:

Risk Assessments with Up-to-Date Information on the COVID-19 Pandemic
Cardno ChemRisk provides COVID-19 specific bespoke risk assessments for location scouting, productions, field assignments, and comprehensive literature reviews of reliable resources regarding COVID-19, with a focus on viral persistence environmental stability, transmission, and other aspects of the virus. Additionally, the team closely monitors the rapid developments in published literature, providing weekly updates to keep companies up-to-date on the newest developments.

Robust Risk Communication and Risk Management Infection Prevention & Control Protocols
The team helps review current production protocols, policies, and plans and make infection prevention and control recommendations that align with the company’s current system, including union requirements, and provide prudent measures of risk mitigation. Cardno ChemRisk is able to provide enhanced disinfection procedures for studios and remote locations, as well as enhanced recommendations for best practices regarding wellness checks, case management, social distancing, personal protective equipment (PPE), and communication.

COVID-19 Production and Field Support
Recognizing the industry need to have someone on a production or in the field to providing COVID-19 expertise and support, the team provides COVID-19 Coordinators to help ensure the protective measures put in place are adequately implemented and followed. In addition, the team can support unique work environments such as hair, makeup, costume fittings, interviews, props, and other close contact assignments considering COVID-19 best practices. Travel and site visits follow current local, state, federal, and country restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Question and Answer Educational Sessions for Employers and Employees
Cardno ChemRisk provides a Q&A service where our team can address employees’ concerns and questions with science-based and best practice answers. This has provided several companies with reassurance from a team of infectious disease experts, Certified Safety Professionals, microbiological aerosol experts, Certified Industrial Hygienists, toxicologists, and epidemiologists.