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Coronavirus Information


Many companies are restricting non-essential travel, suggesting screening guidelines for international productions based on guidelines from the CDC, State Department and WHO. They are also suggesting people who are sick stay home. Precautions include frequent, 20-second hand washing, coughing into tissue, avoiding personal contact, and more frequent disinfection practices. Shows with live audiences are either eliminating them immediately or exploring ways to continue on without them.

Up-to-date information can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 website: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

The Studios are also discussing contingency plans if the State or Local governments restrict travel, gatherings of large groups, and/or filming permits. The IA is in daily contact with the employers as this situation evolves.

Below are studio policies regarding COVID-19 and resources that we have collected. As more arrive, we will continue to update this page.

MPIPHP Updates

MPIPHP COVID-19 Summer Update (6/25/2020)


MPIPHP COVID-19 IAP Hardship Withdrawal (5/4/2020)


MPI - FAQs (4/15/2020)


MPI, Your Benefits (4/13/2020)


Extend Eligibility Update 4/10/2020


ExerUrgent Care (Updated 4/3/2020)


Telemedicine Benefit (Updated 3/30/2020)


Update 3/26/2020 with MPI revisions


Update 3/19/2020


Update 3/17/2020


Coronavirus Information (Updated 3/15/2020)

Safety Protocols

Local 700 Safety Protocols/Guidelines (Updated 6/9/2020)
 

 

Labor-Management Industry-Wide Safety Task Force White Paper (Updated 6/1/2020)

 

Studio Safety Numbers

20th Century Fox 310‐369‐3000


ABC/Walt Disney 800‐832‐3389


CBS 818‐655‐6078


DreamWorks 818‐733‐6500


HBO 877‐742‐3044

IATSE Safety Hotline 844‐422‐9273


MGM/UA 800‐631‐5975


Netflix 844‐222‐1739


NBC/Universal 818‐777‐2153

Paramount 323‐956‐8955


Sony 888‐883‐7233


Turner Broadcasting 404‐878‐8774


Warner Bros. 818‐954‐2800

Unemployment and Small Business Resources

FEDERAL ASSISTANCE

 

AFL-CIO Resources for Workers Impacted by COVID-19
Federal and State Resources for Workers Impacted by the COVID-19 Outbreak.
Select your state for unemployment resources and other COVID-19 related resources.

 

National Employment Law Project explanation of CARES Act provisions (03/27/20)
The CARES Act creates three new UI programs: Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. All three programs are fully federally funded. This fact sheet will discuss all three, as well as “short-time compensation,” laying out what benefits are available to workers who find themselves without any or enough employment or work in these difficult times.


Unemployment Benefit Finder by State

 

CALIFORNIA ASSISTANCE

 

EDD COVID-19 Resource Page
Info on COVID-19 related claims and CARES Act

 

EDD File a new unemployment claim

 

California Employment Development Department Unemployment Benefits Press Release (4/2/2020)

 

CA Labor Secretary Julie A. Shu's Directive to Streamline the Process of Unemployment Insurance (UI) Payments (3/24/2020)

 

UI Online
How to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Benefits, or How to File A Claim (YouTube)

 

NEW YORK ASSISTANCE

 

New York State Department of Labor 
Things You Need to Know to File Your Claim

 

What You Need to Know and Do About the Cares Act - Flowchart

 

New York State DOL  Unemployment Insurance Benefits - Updated FAQs

 

SMALL BUSINESS ASSISSTANCE

SBA Disaster Assistance
The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by declared disasters.

 

SBA Paycheck Protection Program
An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

 

Health Resources

Centers for Disease and Control prevention (CDC)
cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
COVID19 Factsheet
COVID19 Symptoms
COVID19 Stop the spread of germs


California Dept. of Public Health
COVID-19 3.12.20


World Health Organization
Website


Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health
Website


New York City
Website

Financial Resources

IATSE Emergency Relief Fund
FAQs


Actors Fund (Nationwide)
Info and Help


MPTF (West Coast)
Info and Help


First Entertainment Credit Union (West Coast)
Info and Help


Actors Federal Credit Union (East Coast)
Info and Help

Mental Health Resources

For Mental Health Resources, click here.

FAQs

For Coronavirus FAQs, click here.


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