As studios begin asking Animation Guild members to return to work it’s important to be aware of what requirements you need to fulfill in order to do so safely.
In September 2020, the Producers and the Hollywood Unions (including The Animation Guild) agreed in the COVID-19 Return to Work Agreement that all Union members are required to complete a COVID-19 Prevention Training through Contract Services, an entity created by the Producers to provide training to the motion picture and television industry. The training takes about 30 minutes to complete.
You may have received an email directly from Contract Services with additional information. If not, here’s what you can do.
Check your status in the Contract Services Online Roster: https://portal.csatf.org/roster/general. There’s no need to fill in every field to do a search. Just fill in your last name and last four digits of your SSN.
If you do not appear on the roster:
Keep an eye out for messaging from Contract Services and then take any steps necessary to get added to the roster. Once you’ve done this, take the training as soon as possible.
If you do appear on the roster:
You’ll be able to see your status on all required training. If your status for any training is non-compliant, you should take that training as soon as you can. Anyone who’s already on the roster is encouraged to update their contact information with Contract Services.
The Producers and the Union fully agree that preventing the spread of COVID-19 and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment is of utmost importance, so please take the time to make sure you receive your training in COVID-19 prevention.
If you have any questions, contact Contract Services at https://www.csatf.org/about/contact-us/, or call 818.565.0550 ext. 1100.