Monday, March 16, 2020

Steps being taken by Shanna Chess Photography during the Covid-19 pandemic

Dear clients and potential clients,

At Shanna Chess Photography, safety is my main priority at all times, including flu season and during this pandemic. Because I work closely with vulnerable clients including newborns, small children and pregnant women, I would like you to know that I am not taking the current Covid-19 outbreak in Eugene lightly. I am sure you have concerns about remaining safe and healthy at this time, too.

I would like to share the current steps I am taking to ensure the studio environment remains safe and clean for your photo session. I will be updating this as required and following the WHO, CDC’s, and Oregon/Lane County guidelines closely.
  • As of April 28, 2021, I am two weeks past my 2nd Covid vaccine dose and therefore fully vaccinated
  • As of May 14, 2021, the mask mandate has been lifted for those fully vaccinated.  I will not require proof of vaccination or ask clients about vaccination status, but I do ask that if clients are not fully vaccinated, that they continue masking while not being photographed.  If a client would like me to wear a mask while we are together in the studio, just ask and I am happy to do so.
  • Deep cleaning and sanitizing of the studio and props after every session and prior to new clients arriving
  • Regular hand washing before and after every session, and using approved hand sanitizer between hand washings
  • If I feel unwell, even mildy, I will contact you immediately to rearrange our session and will take my temperature before every session.
  • Asking clients to reschedule if they have Covid-19 symptoms or have come in contact within 14 days with someone who has Covid-19
  • Asking clients to leave immediately if they present with a cough, fever or any other symptoms and carrying out a deep clean of the studio environment

If you or your child feel unwell with respiratory or viral symptoms (even mild) or has been in contact with anyone who is symptomatic before your session, please contact me as soon as possible so we can reschedule to another time. If anyone attending the session appears to have a cough, fever or other symptoms of a virus, the session will be halted and all clients will be asked to leave immediately.

If I become unwell, you will be notified immediately and we can reschedule for a better time. I am committed to protecting my clients at all times. If you have any concerns or would like to chat further about booking a session or attending your photoshoot, please send me an email at
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