The story behind the production of The Game of Keys

June
15, 2021

6 minutes read

Amazon developed an anti-COVID19 protocol that permitted the production of the second season of The Game of the Keys, created by Marisa Quiroga and situated in Mexico, to continue. Equiver has AENOR accreditation to function as an expert in the style, advancement and execution of COVID19 Protocols, following the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, the Federal Commission for the Protection of Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS), the Institute for Diagnosis and Epidemiological Reference (INDRE ), local authorities in Mexico and the Centers for Disease Control of the United States. In an interview with Entrepreneur en Español, Patricia discussed how, thanks to the protocol they put in place, it was possible to consist of the health danger during the recording. Picture: c ourtesy Equiver EN: What is the anti-covid procedure developed by Amazon? PL: Participants have to sign documents where they concur that they will be provided a specific number of tests, a notice that they have actually received their training course and that they will implement the procedure.

Throughout the pandemic, lots of audiovisual productions needed to stop to protect everyones health. Nevertheless, Amazon developed an anti-COVID19 procedure that enabled the production of the second season of The Game of the Keys, developed by Marisa Quiroga and located in Mexico, to continue. The producers decided to join with the Mexican business Equiver to develop and apply the needed health steps so that the recording might be performed without contagion by COVID19. Patricia López is the CEO of Equiver, a company with 12 years of experience in the health sector that concentrates on medical diagnostic tests and molecular biology. To remain at the forefront, it recognizes that it is necessary to be innovating, that is why 5 years ago they started to perform molecular PCR tests. In this way, when the pandemic gotten here, they were ready to introduce this item on the market. Equiver has AENOR certification to function as a specialist in the style, advancement and execution of COVID19 Protocols, following the suggestions of the Ministry of Health, the Federal Commission for the Protection of Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS), the Institute for Diagnosis and Epidemiological Reference (INDRE ), local authorities in Mexico and the Centers for Disease Control of the United States. In an interview with Entrepreneur en Español, Patricia explained how, thanks to the protocol they put in place, it was possible to include the health risk during the recording. Business Owner en Español (EN): How did Amazon and Equiver start collaborating? Patricia López (PL): I initially studied a diploma at the University of Berkeley on how to start a small business, at that phase I satisfy a number of people who assist me assembled a task and introduce me to the director of Corazón Films, Sandro Halphen-Weisz, he needs to do The Judge of the Keys and among his allies is Amazon. Amazon carries out a procedure to be able to work. We embraced this protocol and did the medical lab with a response time of 10 hours. EN: What were the strategic points to start preparing a safe production? PL: We need to train individuals, prepare them to understand what the pandemic is, remain in continuous communication with the specialists on: how to establish a safe zone, how to stay healthy and how to safeguard your co-workers. Knowing the production area was extremely important to be able to perform the sanitization actions. One of them was to train most of the personnel and external individuals for the appropriate use of face masks and a great health culture, they likewise needed to raise awareness in the hotel to different tourists from production, as specific and private locations were appointed for this. Picture: c ourtesy Equiver EN: What is the anti-covid procedure developed by Amazon? PL: Participants need to sign files where they agree that they will be given a certain number of tests, a notice that they have received their training course which they will impose the procedure. To enter the health bubble, they need to do 2 tests: the first 14 days beforehand and the second 72 hours before to prevent the virus from getting in. As soon as inside, they are separated for five days to see if they do not have any signs, before leaving they are offered a final test to see if they can work. Inside it is provided the required material to maintain great health such as face masks, disinfectant, sinks, masks, glasses, etc. EN: What were the greatest challenges within this company? PL: I believe that individuals around the production, for instance, the individuals who are not persuaded of the pandemic and do not wear masks, or the areas without ventilation and the barriers to coexistence, which we dealt with by carrying out consistent tests. You can eliminate the mask, managing the healthy range, but with individuals who are in the bubble continuously keeping an eye on each other. EN: Sure you found out a lot from the procedure, do you prepare to change anything in the procedure? PL: Yes, there are many things. Primarily the topic of mental health, that we were discovering with the daily. Each individual reacts in a different way to confinement and we have actually discovered from each of them. Accompanying the positive client has made us more sensitive to the scenario and we have actually seen that it has to enhance. Even the concern of taking the sample is very essential, we have clients who do not say that they prefer one nurse over the other since it is more delicate. If your eyes are crying and your head harms, having a nurse who is client with you, who talks with you, who provides you the time you need is really important because it is something that they have to do extremely frequently. EN: What advice would you offer to other productions? PL: Stick to the budget plan and evaluate how important danger mitigation is. That they try to find an external company that is in charge of managing the COVID19 protocol and are in continuous interaction with them. Likewise try to find a reputable lab that uses trustworthy reagents and does not put many individuals in a single reaction simply to conserve cash.

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