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COVID-19 Guidelines – Burton Photography

Due to the 2019-2021 outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), an extremely contagious virus that is believed to spread from person-to-person contact, As a result, federal, state, and local governments are recommending social distancing and preventative measures. Burton Photography is taking extra precautions with the care of every client to include health history review and enhanced sanitation/disinfection procedures in accordance with federal and state health safety guidance. For more guidance and on how to protect yourself and related risks, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Burton Photography is following these enhanced procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19; however, the company cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending a photoshoot could increase your risk of contracting COVID-19:

  • Prepayment for services available if clients prefer a contactless payment option
  • Additional time included between appointments to prevent client contact with each other
  • All surfaces will be wiped thoroughly with disinfectant before and after each client
  • All fabrics used will be washed immediately after each session
  • Guests accompanying those scheduled for photo services discouraged
  • Each client required to wash hands/use hand sanitizer upon arrival at the studio
  • Social distancing and mask-wearing

Symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

    • Fever
    • Fatigue
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Muscle pain
    • Sore Throat
    • Repeated shaking and chills
    • Chills

I agree to the following:

I agree to wear a mask in accordance with federal guidelines while on federal property, including the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Masks must cover the nose and mouth, and meet CDC and OSHA guidelines. The NPS will not allow novelty/non-protective masks, masks with ventilation valves, face shields as a substitute for masks, or masks with messages or graphics that the NPS prohibits. Additionally, masks are not a substitute for physical distancing; even masked partner staff should maintain physical distancing from their colleagues and the public. Masks must be worn indoors in common areas and shared workspaces in federal buildings including facilities used by partners (e.g., public areas such as lodge lobbies and hallways, ticket offices, visitor information desks, theaters, and retail stores) as well as employee areas such as shared offices, kitchens, maintenance buildings, and warehouses. There are exceptional circumstances under which a mask may not be required indoors, such as when an individual is alone in a room with floor to ceiling walls and a closed door, when in private areas of partner housing units, or when actively eating or drinking in a restaurant or employee dining room while maintaining physical distance in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Masks are required in outdoor areas on federal property where physical distancing cannot reasonably be maintained. (For example, a mask may not be required for the entire hike on a trail or on a lodge walkway but must be used when passing others on the trail or the walkway. A mask must also be used or at times when physical distancing cannot be maintained in a guided group.)

I agree to maintain social distancing recommendations.

I understand the above symptoms and affirm that I, as well as all household members, do not currently have, nor have experienced the symptoms listed above WITHIN THE LAST 14 DAYS.

I affirm that I, as well as all household members, have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 WITHIN THE PAST 14 DAYS.

I affirm that I, as well as all household members, have not knowingly been exposed to anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 WITHIN THE PAST 14 DAYS.

I affirm that I, as well as all household members, have not traveled outside of the country, or to any city considered to be a "hot spot" for COVID-19 infections WITHIN THE PAST 14 DAYS.

I understand that Burton Photography cannot be held liable for any exposure to the COVID-19 virus caused by misinformation on this form or the health history provided by each client.

By signing below, I agree to each statement above and release Burton Photography from any and all liability for the unintentional exposure or harm due to COVID-19. I understand the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself (including, but not limited to personal injury, disability, and death), illness damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense of any kind that I may experience in connection with my photo session. I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Burton Photography, its employees, agents, representatives, and independent contractors, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating thereto. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Burton Photography, its employees, agents, representatives, and independent contractors, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in the photo session. Burton Photography agrees to abide by these standards and affirms the same.

Client Signature: