At Platinum Photo Booths, LLC our top priority has always been keeping our team, event guests, and community safe. With that said, when COVID-19 came to Illinois we were forced to reevaluate how we approached photo booth safety.
MASKS ARE A MUST
Per the CDC’s mask recommendations for COVID-19 we recommend that all event staff wear double-layer masks that cover their nose and mouth as well as fit snugly around their face during delivery, setup, and breakdown, as well as during any event that is staffed.
After researching alternatives for safer photo booth experiences we recommend the following options:
TOUCHLESS, HANDS-FREE EXPERIENCE
A touchless, hands-free photo booth experience allows guests to scan a QR code with their phone and activate their photo session, eliminating the need to touch the photo booth screen.
Stylus pens can be spread out neatly on a table so they are not touching next to the photo booth with signage instructing guests to select one to operate the photo booth. Guests may recycle them after use by dropping them in a small bin so they can be sanitized and reused.
HAND SANITIZER STATION
A hand sanitizer station will be added to every photo booth experience. We offer hand sanitizer stations that come with 80% ethyl alcohol hand sanitizer (recommended by the CDC for combating the spread of COVID-19. It will include signage that instructs guests to sanitize their hands.
SOCIALLY DISTANCED STAFFING
To discourage talking in the photo booth area due to the CDC stating that COVID-19 can be spread through “respiratory droplets…produced during exhalation (e.g., breathing, speaking, singing, coughing, sneezing)” we recommend “socially distanced staffing.” Staff are able to stand a safe 6+ feet away from the photo booth monitoring it and are able to step in to assist with solving any issues that arise.
Per the CDC’s “Considerations for Events and Gatherings” it is recommended that clear signage with instructions for event safety be included at events to mitigate the risk of spread of COVID-19.
Floor markers or signage spaced a minimum of 6 feet apart to allow for ample room between groups. If you need help with providing floor markers or signage we offer this as an add-on.
All photo booth equipment and any items will be sanitized with EPA-approved disinfectants that have been reported to kill COVID-19 before and after each event.
Per the CDC’s “Considerations for Events and Gatherings” it is recommended that staff safety be taken very seriously and proper protocols for managing exposure to COVID-19 be put in place.
There will be body temperature checks and a general COVID-19 risk assessment for all event vendors and attendees. If anyone answers “yes” to these questions, they will be asked to stay home to be extra safe.
OUTDOOR SETUPS ARE BEST
Per the CDC’s “Considerations for Events and Gatherings” it’s stated that the “highest risk” for COVID-19 spreading is at “large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet” therefore we recommend outdoor setups in large, open spaces.
Virtual Photo Booth Options Coming Soon