It Takes a Lot of Covid-19 Tests to Keep a Movie Studio Open

It Takes a Lot of Covid-19 Tests to

Keep a Movie Studio Open

 

Pinewood Atlanta Studios, shooting site for ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ uses app, special badges and more to tackle challenge facing many businesses, schools and universities this fall

 

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As film and TV sets reopen at Pinewood Atlanta Studios, home to big-screen juggernauts like “Avengers: Endgame,” the biggest job is keeping the coronavirus off the Georgia studio’s lot.

The several hundred producers, set designers, painters and carpenters working to get productions ready undergo tests for Covid-19 weekly, and sometimes more often. An app tracks workers’ symptoms between tests, and a badge system prevents anyone without a negative test result from opening doors on the lot.

 

 


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It Takes a Lot of Covid-19 Tests to Keep Movie Studio Open