Simply Bliss Studio had received a letter, via e-mail, from the State of North Carolina on April 28 stating:
Your business may continue to operate so long as it can operate in accordance with the following Social Distancing Requirements in Executive Order No. 121:
a. maintaining at least six (6) feet distancing from other individuals;
b. washing hands using soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds as frequently as possible or the use of hand sanitizer;
c. regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces; and
d. facilitating online or remote access by customers if possible.
These Social Distancing Requirements must be maintained (a) between and among your employees and (b) between and among your employees and your customers, except at the point of sale or purchase.
To the extent your business sells goods or services at retail, then your business also must adhere to the following Additional Social Distancing Requirements in Executive Order No. 131:
a. the Emergency Maximum Occupancy restrictions;
b. the Social Distancing Markings requirements; and
c. the Cleaning and Disinfection requirements.
If your business sells goods or services at retail, it also is strongly encouraged that you adhere to the Recommended Policies for Retail Establishments in Executive Order No. 131.
"Professional Photographers serve as the primary keepers of our world, natural, and family histories. Prior to the mid-1800's, almost everything we knew about the world was written by hand. However, when we think of the world today, we think in terms of images created by highly skilled professional photographers." - Professional Photographers of America.
Simply Bliss Studio plans to adhere to the standards set forth by both local & state guidelines as well as guidelines set forth via PPA;
Personal Protective Equipment
Use of PPE such as masks and gloves while working with clients through the end of phase 3.
Gloves will be donned when necessary as long as cross contamination can be prevented. If cross contamination cannot be prevented, hand washing and or use of hand sanitizing will be done.
Employees & Guidelines
Sick employees (that's me) will stay home and not conduct business. In this case, we would need to cancel and reschedule.
I have reviewed educational materials via CDC on proper sanitation, hand washing, cough and sneeze etiquette, and use of PPE and other protective behaviors.
Social Distancing & No Touch
Social Distancing and NO touch will be maintained when at all possible. Until further notice is received from the CDC and other health officials.
The maximum gathering for a photographic shoot of 10 (including photographer) will be observed.
Simply Bliss Studio will adhere to strict appointment times allowing sufficient time to sanitize photographic equipment and common areas after each client session.
Only one client (+1 family member) will be allowed into the studio at any given time for photo shoots taken in-studio while observing social distancing.
Off-site photoshoots are recommended and only one client (and family) will be staged in the immediate area observing social distancing and maintaining a group of under 10.
Social Distancing Markings
Markings will be placed on the floor as needed.
Temperature & Screening Questions
Temperature checks will be observed for clients and member of family present prior to each session and any client or family member with a fever exceeding 100.4 will be rescheduled.
Screening will include questions such as, "how are you feeling?", "Have you had a cough or flu like symptoms in the last 14 days (or have you been around anyone who has)?", "Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?".
Standard sanitation protocols include; washing hands regularly before and after each client,
Sanitation of props and chairs/benches clients come into contact with
Sanitation of restroom/dressing facilities for in-studio appointments
Sanitation of common areas including but not limited to; door knobs (interior/exterior), countertops, pens and pencils, tables, monitors, and tablets...
Removal of unnecessary paper products and decor such as magazines, newspapers, and extraneous sales materials.