Open°Safe Post Covid

Post COVID Production Safety Guidelines

Post-COVID creative is OPEN!

Now booking productions in Studio and on Location

The city of New York is now into Phase 4, re-opening studios and now issuing permits on all city locations for limited crew productions.

We are now booking photo and video shoots in Studio and on Location with all the established safety measures and limited crew. All productions are safe and COVID-free using the guidelines established by the City of New York. All productions feature hand sanitizer stations, disposable masks, and our proven UV-C sanitizers.

The City of New York has established guidelines for film and photography productions which can be found here:

Link to NYC Health and Safety Guidelines for Productions


Everyone attending the production is called and asked the questions below to prevent anyone who has been exposed or experiencing COVID symptoms from attending.

Ask these questions.

  1. Do you have any of these symptoms that are not caused by another condition?
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • Recent loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  1. Within the past 14 days, have you had contact with anyone that you know had COVID-19 or COVID-like symptoms? Contact is being 6 feet (2 meters) or closer for more than 15 minutes with a person, or having direct contact with fluids from a person with COVID-19 (for example, being coughed or sneezed on).
  2. Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days?
  3. Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection?

Every person who is attending MUST answer no to all questions above within 48 hours of the production. If anyone responds yes to any of the questions above, a suitable replacement will be found. When booking cast and crew, everyone agrees to this stipulation for the health and safety of everyone.


  • Setup Safety Stations in each work area (see below)
  • Everyone is required to wear a mask at all times while on set
  • Anyone coming in contact with the model must be wearing gloves
  • Encourage everyone to wear gloves (see info below)
  • The studio must have adequate ventilation. If you feel it doesn't get a VFX Rental Fan and set it to low to create better ventilation. Choose larger studios or locations where no smaller spaces are used for the health and safety of all.
  • For optimal safety use a certified air sanitizer in each work area
  • Limit production size, clients on set, use only essential crew.
  • Setup a live Zoom link to the set for any client that would like to oversee the production. This can be done with a laptop and an external camera that is mounted to oversee the digital tech workspace.
  • Create an open Zoom call so clients can see what is being captured and comment or text the photographer.
  • Limit production size. Productions should have a maximum of 10 people in the studio's general area at any point in time.
  • Cast and crew encourage to wash hands throughout the day
  • We encourage everyone to. wear gloves as this has proven to make people more aware of touching their face when in a group setting.
  • Mandatory hand washing signs should be posted in bathrooms.
  • Spot check bathrooms to ensure anti-bacterial soap, paper towels and disposable wipes used to sanitize.
  • If the bathroom has multiple sinks tape off every other sink so that social distancing can be observed when washing hands.
  • Assign an assistant to be a "proctor" to make sure everyone is observing the safety rules.
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Sanitizing wi;;es
  • Spray bottle of alcohol or sanitizing liquid
  • Roll of paper toweThe following supplies are mandatory for all sets
  • Anti-bacterial soap at sinks in bathroom. Elevators restricted to 1 person at a time
  • Small spaces avoided
  • Every area is well ventilated
  • All non-disposable items (hair, makeup, wardrobe or props) sanitized with proven effective, hospital-grade UV-C sanitizers on set.

Using these proven safety measures our productions can now be COVID-free, book with peace of mind.