Information on Coronavirus (COVID)

Coronavirus (COVID) Warning

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures—for you, our other Guests, and Staff. You must follow all health and safety instructions while participating in any VTPhotoTours Workshops/Tours.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID exists any place where people are present. COVID is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By participating you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID.

Information on Coronavirus Disease continues to evolve quickly and we are closely following guidance from health officials and other authorities.

We are currently offering Private Workshops Online (or by phone) most weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

All our in-person workshops/tours and classes have also resumed with social distancing and other safety measures (subject to change per government restrictions/guidance).

Please make sure that you have reviewed any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to Vermont. Visit https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/coronavirus-covid-19/traveling-vermont for information.

The health and safety of our Guests, as well as that of our team, is our primary focus. We are taking precautionary steps and have implemented the following policies, which will likely continue to evolve as more information becomes available:

  • All Participants must bring and wear a face mask that covers their mouth and nose at all times, except when actively eating or drinking.

    All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must:

    • Be made with at least two layers of breathable material
    • Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
    • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
    • Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the Guest to remain hands-free.
  • Based on guidance from health authorities: neck gaiters, open-chin coverings, or triangle bandanas, and any covering with holes, perforations, exhalation valves, or exhalation ports do not stop the spread of the virus and are not acceptable face coverings indoors or in our vehicles. Use of these face coverings outdoors requires a minimum of 12-foot (4 meter) space be maintained from all others at all times.
  • The use of face coverings is not a substitute for physical distancing. Outdoors: A minimum of 6-foot (2 meter) space must be maintained from others at all times. Indoors: A minimum of 12-foot (4 meter) space must be maintained from others at all times.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in our vehicles. It is also recommended that all Guests bring and wear disposable or reusable gloves.
  • Following CDC and VOSHA guidelines and recommended procedures, we will clean/sanitize all surfaces, door handles, vests, gear, etc between each workshop. An additional 5% COVID fee will be added to all services to help recover the additional time and costs associated with this.
  • If you have access to a vehicle, it is preferred you use it and follow us to each of the stops. We will lend you a clean/sanitized two-way radio so you won’t miss out on any of our commentary, instructions, tips, etc. You may also use it to ask questions between stops. If you don’t have access to a vehicle, you may ride in ours, but all the windows must be left open regardless of the weather conditions.
  • Until further notice, anyone who has traveled to, from, or through, high risk areas within the US or outside the US within 14 days is not permitted.
  • Until further notice, anyone who has been in contact with someone from high risk areas within 14 days, including Guests with connecting flights in these locations, is not permitted, nor will anyone who has helped care for someone suspected of having or diagnosed with the coronavirus (COVID), or who is currently subject to health monitoring for possible exposure.
  • By participating in any workshop/class, you are confirming that you and all persons in your party (and anyone you or they have been in contact within 14 days):
    • have not experienced any of the following symptoms of COVID identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at CDC.gov, including but not limited to:
      • Fever or chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fatigue
      • Muscle or body aches
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Diarrhea
    • have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine
    • are not under any self-quarantine orders
  • Anyone who feels unwell, or has exhibited any of above symptoms within 14 days will not be permitted.
  • Everyone will have their temperature checked with a no touch thermometer prior to starting.

    Based on guidance from health authorities, anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4 F or above will not be allowed entry; those in their party will not be allowed entry either.

    Before you leave home, be sure to check the temperatures of everyone in your party—including yourself—as an extra layer of precaution.

  • In the event a Workshop/Tour needs to be rescheduled due to COVID or government restrictions you may apply your payment to another date in a future season. (Example: If you booked/secured a 2021 Fall date, you may select a new date within 2021 Winter or later.) Client is responsible for any price differences and all reschedule/change requests are subject to availability.

Additional changes for all our Group (non-private) Workshops:

  • Due to CDC recommendations for COVID we are limiting workshops to two individuals or one family/party from same household at a time.
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Covid Update

In-person Outdoor Private Workshops/Tours have resumed with physical distancing and other safety measures.

We also offer one-on-one Online Private Workshops. Learn Lightroom, more about your camera(s), or you may pick any photography topic you want help with.

Outdoor or Online Workshops are available most weekdays, weekends, and holidays. Please check availability and book now so we can accommodate you!

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