ATC Photography – Covid-19 Statements & Updates

It is now May 1st and some stores are re-opening up, but given that it only takes one person to pass on the virus, we all still need to practice proper safety precautions.

As of Thursday, April 23 Gov. J.B. Pritzker has extended the “stay-at-home” order for all Illinois residents through May 30.  That said certain rules will be put in place as of May 1st including mandatory wearing of face masks in most public settings but will also allow some businesses and state parks to reopen and free golfers to get back to the links.

It will also permit hospitals to again offer some types of elective surgeries, giving relief to patients whose procedures had been put on hold because of the pandemic.  Read more here.


That said, I will gently reopen outdoor sessions with the following Covid-19 Sanitation and Safety measures and conditions

  1. Will be wearing a face mask
  2. One Session per day
  3. Groups of no more than 10 people
  4. All props will be adequately sanitized between before and after shoots
  5. No outside props
  6. Props and Fabrics to be sanitized right before use
  7. No pets allowed unless it is purely a pet portrait shoot (can be flexible on this one)
  8. Sanitize hands often during the shoot
  9. Will practice social distancing

Indoor Studio Sessions which mainly apply to Headshot Sessions have a tentative open date of June 1, 2020.  Please note that this date is subject to change with the climate of Covid-19.

Covid-19 Sanitation Process for the In Studio Sessions are the following:

  1. I will be wearing a face mask
  2. One Session per day (meaning 1 headshot session)
  3. Will practice social distancing
  4. Sanitize hands often during the shoot
  5. Shoes will be asked to be removed
  6. Proper hand-washing upon entry
  7. Studio will be properly sanitized between shoots
  8. Wardrobe will be required to be freshly laundered

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