Here you will find safe and sanitary procedures that have been developed over months of collaboration with producers and work with Dr. David Michaels, former head of OSHA during the Obama Administration and member of President Biden's Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, on establishing safe and sanitary procedures for theatrical work during COVID-19. The foundation of this work is based on the four core principles Dr. Michaels identified as necessary to support safe and healthy theatre productions. You can learn more about these principles in the memorandum Dr. Michaels sent to Equity on May 15, 2020.
The guidance to the left is arranged according to the four types of productions commonly seen currently: Outdoor with an audience, outdoor without an audience, indoor without an audience and indoor without an audience. These guidelines and the accompanying intake worksheet provide the entry point for working with Equity to ensure a safe workplace. Keep in mind that Equity updates its guidance in accordance with new research and industry innovation.
Please submit the appropriate safety evaluation worksheet as soon as possible, but no less than three weeks prior to the first proposed day of work.
During the pandemic, Equity has implemented special remote work agreements and archive use agreements to exhibit work online. The union welcomes employers who are interested in issuing contracts for virtual performances, and interested parties should reach out to their business representative to learn more.