Location Managers, MPPIA, DGC BC and IATSE 891 Support Province’s Call for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
B.C.’s motion picture industry is staying home and staying safe in observance of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 in B.C.
However, their coordination, resourcefulness and community-mindedness are being redirected in support of pandemic relief and provincial collaboration. To serve government authorities’ need for more PPE to keep B.C.’s frontline healthcare workers safe, many companies, productions and individuals in the province’s film industry are rallying to round up materials and donations, ensuring they serve the COVID-19 Supply Hub directly and efficiently.
Results of the drive include over $57,000 worth of PPE donations, all of which were identified by local film industry productions, suppliers, and individuals for diversion in support of the provincial effort.
The Province of BC indicates that priority products for support of the COVID-19 response are medical in nature. View them on the COVID-19 Supply Hub.
Here’s the list of priority products that B.C.’s film industry delivered in support of the Province’s COVID-19 response:
23,790 nitrile gloves | 6,635 shoe-covers | 2,515 N95 masks | 1,903 isolation gowns | 890 dust masks | 700 surgical masks | 612 full-body paint suits | 407 safety-glasses/goggles | 51 half-mask respirators | 40 Surgical caps | 36 Litres Hand-Sanitizer | 25 Surgical drapes | 12 full face-shields
If you can donate or supply products from the list below you are invited to submit an offer through the Province’s webform.