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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:

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.

Safety Protocols - Return to Work

Return to Work Agreement - Fully Executed (Updated 8/5/2021)


Return to Work Summary - Revised and Extended (Updated 7/20/2021)


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


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


Local 700 Coronavirus Communications

Update - IATSE Return to Work Safely Addendum #27 (1/14/2021)

Update - IATSE Return to Work Summary #26 (9/21/2020)

Update - Safety Negotiations Agreement #25 (9/21/2020)

Update - Working from Home Expenses & Box Rentals #24 (9/3/2020)

Update - Business Expenses & Box/Rig Rentals #23 (8/21/2020)

Update - Return to Work Safely Guidelines #22 (7/16/2020)

Update - Local 700 Safety Protocols/Guidelines #21 (6/10/2020)

Update - Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force Phase Two #20 (6/5/2020)

Update - Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force #19 (6/1/2020)

Update - Workplace Safety Survey Coming Soon #18 (5/14/2020)

Update - Workplace Safety #17 (5/1/2020)

Update - Local 700 Altruism #16 (4/20/2020)

Update - Unemployment Info #15 (4/14/2020)

Update - MPI Eligibility Extension Complete Information #14 (4/11/2020)

Update - MPI Eligibility Extension (4/10/2020) #13 (4/10/2020)

EDD FAQs - Webinar Rescheduled: 4/14/2020  (4/9/2020)

Update - MPI Ongoing Analysis (4/6/2020) #12 (4/6/2020)

Update - Relief of Union Dues #11 (4/6/2020)

EDD FAQs - Sign up for the Webinar on 4/9/2020 (4/4/2020)

Food Bank Drive-Thru - 4/8/2020 (4/1/2020)

Update - Aid, Relief, and Economic Security “CARES” Act by Congress #10 (3/30/2020)

Update - MPI Review #9 (3/27/2020)

Update - Important MPI Update #8 (3/26/2020)

Update #7 (3/25/2020)

Update #6 (3/20/2020)

Update #5 (3/19/20)

Update #4 (3/18/2020)

Retirees Update (3/17/2020)

Update - Urgent Call-to-Action #3 (3/16/2020)

Update #2 (3/13/2020)

Update #1 (3/12/2020)

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)

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



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




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 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



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)
COVID19 Factsheet
COVID19 Symptoms
COVID19 Stop the spread of germs

California Dept. of Public Health
COVID-19 3.12.20

World Health Organization

Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health

New York City

Financial Resources

IATSE Emergency Relief Fund

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.


For Coronavirus FAQs, click here.

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