Utah Film Industry COVID-19 Workforce Resources

The Utah Film Commission is here to support our local film industry. We are monitoring the rapidly evolving situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and our focus is on the health and safety of our communities. For the latest information and resources, visit https://coronavirus.utah.gov/ and follow https://twitter.com/UtahCoronavirus

We know that there will be an economic impact on the Utah Film Industry, so we encourage all Crew and Business Owners to complete the Utah Film Industry Impact Survey to help Utah Film Commission better understand your needs as our state works to address the current public health concern. Take the survey.

In an effort to better protect the public and Utah Film Commission staff from the spread of COVID-19, our offices at Council Hall will be closed to the public, effective March 16, 2020 until further notice. Staff will continue to be available to respond to requests for information by phone and email. We will announce any changes to the situation as they arise.

Below is an ongoing list of resources available to Utah residents and businesses. Please reach out to the Utah Film Commission at film@utah.gov with any questions or feedback.

United Way 2-1-1
2-1-1 is a free and confidential number that people across Utah can call or text to find the resources they need, including food pantry locations, legal assistance, tax help, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Department of Workforce Services
For updates and questions about services that may be able to help, visit the Department of Workforce Services’s COVID-19 page.

Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development
The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development is coordinating with Gov. Herbert and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to secure low-interest loans for small businesses realizing substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Utah. The SBA requires Utah counties to demonstrate the economic impact experienced as a result of COVID-19. Resources Available for Download (PDFs)

Once Utah secures a low-interest loan program from the SBA, small businesses will be encouraged to apply for funding through the following website: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

Local First Utah
Local First is Utah’s leading independent business alliance, committed to promoting the economic prosperity of locally owned businesses. Visit their website for Covid-19 Resources for Small Businesses.

For more information about COVID-19 from trusted sources, follow guidance from the Utah Coronavirus Task Force, the Utah Department of Health, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development
The Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development is a resource for assisting companies connect with business resources. For more information about COVID-19 resources for Salt Lake City’s business community to plan, prepare, and respond to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, visit https://www.slc.gov/ed/covid19/.

Currently, the Salt Lake City Emergency Loan Program for businesses is now accepting applications. The application will be open until Monday, March 23rd at midnight.  


Allie Russell is the Marketing Coordinator at the Utah Film Commission and is based in Salt Lake City. For any press and media inquiries, contact the Utah Film Commission at cmmartin@utah.gov.

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