Q & A
Q: How did you formulate your plan?
A: Our plan is based on information from the Minnesota Health Department, the CDC, OSHA, professional organizations like the ASMP, and several production company guidelines.
Q: What is included in the plan?
A: It includes plans and systems for managing: infection prevention; prompt identification and isolation of sick persons; controls for social distancing; cleaning & disinfecting; and communication for plan implementation and supervision.
Q: Wow, that’s a lot. What does that mean for me?
A: At a minimum of 24 hours before a shoot, all people will be asked to answer a questionnaire about their health and potential exposure. Anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 or a recent know exposure, will not be allowed to come to the photoshoot. A temperature check and an additional questionnaire will be completed again prior to entering the studio.
Q: Do I need to wear a mask? Do I need to bring a mask? What about hand sanitizer?
A: Yes. All people coming to the photoshoot will be required to wear a mask except if you are getting makeup applied or are "on set" being photographed. We encourage everyone to bring their own mask to the shoot. If you don't have a mask, we will supply you with one. Hand sanitizer will be readily available for all people at the shoot.
Q: How will ‘Social Distancing’ be managed?
A: Each shoot will have its own individualized workflow plan. Projects will be limited to only the essential crew and clients. Shoots will be organized to assure the minimum number of people in any one area. Additionally, we will be utilizing virtual communication tools as necessary to reduce social exposures.
Q: What else are you doing?
A: Keeping it clean! We will be doing thorough and extensive cleaning before and after every studio shoot. “High touch” surfaces will be cleaned multiple times throughout the day. Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer is required by all.
Q: I have had my head in the sand, what are the symptoms of Covid-19?
A: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain or body aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
Q: Can I get a copy of your plan?
A: Yes! Download it here. Covid-19 Plan