COVID-19: Ways to Help Now
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With nearly 40 participants, NYPA’s first COVID-19 conference call resulted in the sharing of some excellent resources highlighting where companies and individuals can donate, as well as highlighting how our community is already rising to this challenge.

NYPA will be working in the coming days, weeks and months to disseminate specific requests for help. Currently, the lack of personal protective equipment is the best publicized need, and where our community has already begun to rise to this challenge, including:
  • NBC’s New Amsterdam donated half a truck load of PPE to the  New York State Department of Health last week.
  • Local 52 members have stepped up to donate from their personal supplies, and as John Ford noted, they are coordinating with the Teamsters for distribution throughout NYC.
  • ArtCube Nation, partnering with staff from NYC Health + Hospitals, have mobilized their network making PPE, including over 300 face shields and over 250 sewn masks since March 21st. Their goal is to manufacture 1,000 face masks in the near future. For more information on how to support this effort with donations or supplies, please click here.
  • Production company American High has taken over space at the Greater Syracuse Soundstage to mass produce face shields.  They have partnered with Budmen Industries to 3D print the face mask Budmen designed.  Over 3,000 people have downloaded Budmen’s free 3D Face Shield files. You can read more about this effort and get information about volunteering or donating supplies by clicking here.
Those with the ability to manufacture PPE are asked to please register with the state website below. For those with the capacity to 3-D print ventilators, our understanding at this point is that this portal will put you in touch with those who can provide approved designs, coordinate distribution, etc.

Where to Donate Goods, Services, Space

New York State COVID-19 Volunteer and Donation Assistance Program

Please use the following form to offer any donated goods, services, or space for use in New York’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This includes offers to manufacture personal protective equipment. 
NYS COVID-19 Donation Program
New York City Donation & Volunteer Resources

New York City has compiled a number of ways to help, including volunteering, donating to partner non-profits, etc.
NYC Donation & Volunteer Resources
Supplying NYS & NYC

In addition to accepting donations, both New York State and New York City are looking to source goods to respond to this crisis. Procurement information can be supplied below.
NYS Procurement Form
NYC Emergency Supply & Sourcing
NYPA.org Relaunched
In an effort to streamline our communication with our members, as well as members of the production community at large during this difficult time, we have relaunched our website.
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In light of recent events, the Board of Directors has waived new membership fees until June 30. As an organization we serve as both the unified voice of and communication conduit for the production industry in New York. During this trying time, we will do our best to keep you informed and connected as we work to make it through this together. The film industry is a community unlike any other, and we need community more than ever right now. 
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