Wed. Jan 26th, 2022

At the onset of COVID-19, the illness caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, all Hollywood productions shut down overnight in March 2020. By mid-summer of that year, a handful of productions ramped up again, emerging with a brand-new production budget line item: COVID-19 safety. Nick Greco was one of the first COVID-19 safety monitors to be trained and hired in July 2020. Greco has been an actor in Los Angeles since 2005, taking crew jobs in production and post-production on network and cable TV shows to pay the bills along the way. “I became unemployed when the pandemic started and then, a few months later, this job was offered to me. I’ve been thankful for having a job during a pandemic,” says Greco. “A year-and-a-half ago this was not a job. Now it’s one of the more essential jobs in TV and film.” Sometimes titled COVID-19 compliance officer, …

Author: Jennifer Dornbush

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