The State Governor of Washington has outlined advice for professional photographers who are looking to re-open their studios and return to work. The guidelines come as the state begins its plan to return to life before COVID-19.
Governor Jay Inslee has now published the first set of guidelines from any government authority in the US, and aims to provide direction to those looking to safely begin to arrange photoshoots. It’s all part of a 4-phase plan from the State addressing the manner in which non-essential services should operate. It’s currently estimated most kinds of photographers in Washington will be able to begin working from June 1st.
The requirements of photographers and studio owners in the area will include “frequently sanitiz[ing]” any props, one subject in the studio at any time, and preferentially shooting as many clients as possible outdoors instead.
The rules seem rational and something most people involved would likely adhere to anyway, so as to be cautious. Of course, productions may run slower than usual, but if it’s the beginning of a return to normality, it can only be welcomed.
You can see the full document over at the Washington Governor’s website.
Would you conduct a shoot under the outlined conditions?