Educational Resources on COVID-19

Note to Background Actors: These are optional resources to review if you wish. Please support the motion picture industry and help stop the spread of COVID-19.

When appropriate, we will update this page as state, local and federal public health guidelines change. Keep in mind that this is general educational information and productions will have their own safety protocols.

Before submitting for jobs or reporting to set, please be sure to self-screen for symptoms consistent with COVID-19. If you have been booked and are experiencing any symptom of COVID-19, please call Central Casting to cancel immediately.

COVID-19 Self-Reporting Guidelines for Background Talent

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Before You Submit For a Job

Before you apply to work for Central Casting, please be sure to self-screen for symptoms consistent with COVID-19. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not apply for any roles at this time. According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 include:

Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

Also, if you have been within 6 feet of someone for 15 minutes or longer who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (or has exhibited multiple symptoms of COVID-19) within 48 hours before the onset of his/her symptoms, please do not apply for roles at this time.

Man on in a subway car coughing, less than 6 feet away from another passenger.
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Before Going to Set

Drawing of a man taking his temperature.

Measured temperature of 100.4°F (38°C) or above

Drawing of a man coughing.

Experienced Symptoms of COVID-19

If you have been booked for a role, please be sure to self-screen for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 before arriving on set. If you are experiencing or have experienced symptoms of COVID-19, please call and cancel.

Drawing of two people less than 6 feet apart.

Within 6 feet of someone for 15 minutes or longer who has been diagnosed with COVID-19

Drawing of generic medical symbols.

Experiencing or have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days

Also, if after having been booked for a role, you have been within 6 feet of someone for 15 minutes or longer who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (or has exhibited multiple symptoms of COVID-19) within 48 hours before the onset of his/her symptoms, please call and cancel.

If any of the above applies, call your Central Casting office.

Videos

Social Distancing: What It Is and Why It’s Important

Prevent COVID-19: Wear a Cloth Face Covering

Contact Tracing

Preventing COVID-19 in your workplace

COVID-19 Testing: What to Expect

Nasopharyngeal Swab Technique

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