Please know that the health and well-being of our schools and their students, our employees and every community is top priority, and we are doing everything we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Our photography team has updated procedures and implemented preventive measures that include, but are not limited to:
Student Masks- Our intent is to photograph all students without a mask. Students will be asked by a school employee or volunteer to remove their mask when it's their turn to be photographed. Inter-State photographers cannot require a student to remove their mask. If a student prefers, they will be photographed with their mask on.
Social Distancing- The distance between the camera and a student is over 6 feet. Paper tape will be used to mark 6 feet apart for the student lines. We will work with school administration to utilize the largest and most open space in your school available, to aid in distancing.
Photographers are required to wear face coverings.
Sanitation of Photo Equipment- Cameras, equipment and stools will be sanitized between every class or group.
No-touch Order Envelope Collection- We are working to be 100% paperless this year, with all ordering done safely online. In the rare case that your school absolutely needs Order Flyers, a collection container will be available to place Order Envelopes. Personnel that handle Order Envelopes are required to wear gloves and a mask, reducing the amount of shared contact.
Whenever possible, we will keep the same teams of photographers together, minimizing their exposure to other photographers.
Our Production Facilities
Inter-State Studio & Publishing Co. follows local, state and national health care expert guidance and recommendations. Our current requirements for employees include:
Social distancing- Employees maintaining 6 feet distancing from each other.
Face coverings worn when social distancing cannot be maintained.
Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of objects and surfaces.
Weekly written screenings of employees which check for symptoms, inform us of any travel or possible exposure to those exhibiting symptoms.
Staying home if the employee or anyone in the household is experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19.
Minimized visits to other work areas and buildings.
In addition, working from home is encouraged whenever possible, reducing the number of people in our buildings.
Additionally, we will continue to follow guidance from local authorities in each of the communities we work in regarding further developments and will accommodate additional school requirements when necessary. Your safety and peace of mind is important to us, and we hope this better informs you of the measures we have put in place.