I AM A MEMBER OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF AMERICA AND HERE ARE THE GUIDELINES WE ADHERE TO;
Professional photographers serve as the primary keepers of our world, national, and family histories. Prior to the mid-1800's, almost everything we knew about our world was written by hand. However when we think of our world today, we think in terms of the images created by highly skilled professional photographers.
As an industry, professional photography has embraced the need to reduce the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing, including shelter in place orders. As a leading organization, we urge members to be responsible community members, and are grateful for the thousands upon thousands of professional photographers who are doing all they can to ensure the safety of others during this difficult time.
As the smallest of small businesses, professional photographers are often the hardest hit by the financial loss resulting from economic downturns. That is especially true with the current circumstances. Many will be eager to get back to work quickly once restrictions are lifted. In preparation for that, we offer the following guidelines for professional photographers to use as they follow state and local leaders' phased-in efforts to re-open businesses:
Adherence to State and Local guidelines
Above all, professional photographers believe in being good community citizens. We urge all members to work cooperatively with their state and local leaders to provide a safe environment for all. By adhering to guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control, we believe we can reopen photography businesses safely, and at the same time, contribute in to the emotional and financial healing process that needs to take place in a post-COVID-19 world.
Personal Protective Equipment
The use of PPE such as masks and gloves should be used while working with clients. We recommend that this measure continue through the end of phase three as outlined in recently released federal guidelines. The guidelines can be found at:Opening Up America Again | The White House