COVID-19 Operations

Carl Johnson Photography dba Arctic Light Gallery

COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

Effective May 8, 2020

Arctic Light Gallery falls under both State of Alaska and Municipality of Anchorage COVID-19 requirements. This COVID-19 Management Plan outlines the measures that Arctic Light Gallery has implemented to meet both state and local requirements to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The State of Alaska is implementing the Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan which has a total of five phases. Health Mandate 016, which initiated the first phase in opening up certain sectors of the Alaska economy for operations open to the public, was implemented on April 24, 2020. Arctic Light Gallery falls under Attachment D – Non-Essential Public-Facing Businesses Generally (Non-Retail). Phase 2, which allows for increased commercial activity, commences on Friday, May 8.

Additionally, the Municipality of Anchorage has outlined four phases to its reopening plan. It has issued Safe Anchorage: A Roadmap to Reopening the Municipality of Anchorage ( which includes Emergency Orders EO-07 and EO-08). Emergency Order EO-07 allows “Non-Critical, Public Facing” businesses to open with limitations. Attachment C to that order addresses how Non-Critical, Public-Facing businesses may operate. Attachment C requires the development of a COVID-19 mitigation plan in order to operate.

As there are some differences between the State and Municipal plans, and Municipal decrees are more strict, we will outline our plans based on the Municipality's four-phase plan. This COVID-19 Mitigation Plan articulates how Arctic Light Gallery will implement the health mandates of both local and state government.

This Management Plan consists of two elements:

  • Policy on practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in four phases
  • General management of employees

Arctic Light Gallery Policy on Practices to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 IN FOUR PHASES


Phase One
(Estimated duration: 28 days)

How We Will Operate

  1. Appointments for gallery visitation will resume.
  2. Only groups of the same household may be present in the gallery at one time, with a maximum group size of four (4).
  3. No drinks or snacks will be provided. Guests will be required to bring their own.

Our Precautions

  1. Staff will ensure that his/her hands are thoroughly washed prior to appointment.
  2. Staff will be screened for symptoms prior to appointment. No staff experiencing any symptoms of any kind will be authorized to staff a gallery visit.
  3. Staff will wear cloth mask and disposable gloves during the gallery visit.
  4. Staff will maintain social distancing during the visit, meaning, keeping a minimum of six feet away from guests.
  5. All guests will be required to bring their own cloth mask and wear it during the gallery visit. If a guest with an appointment arrives with no face mask, he/she will be barred entry.
  6. Hand sanitizer will be available at the gallery entry.
  7. Touch-point sanitization (doorknobs, print flip bins, counters) throughout the premises will be performed following each gallery visit. Cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Arctic Light Gallery in Phase Two
(Estimated duration: 42 days)

How We Will Operate

Operations will be the same as in Phase One.

Our Precautions

  1. Staff will ensure that his/her hands are thoroughly washed prior to gallery visit.
  2. Staff will be screened for symptoms prior to staffing gallery. No staff experiencing any symptoms of any kind will be authorized to staff the gallery.
  3. Staff will wear cloth mask during tour.
  4. Staff will maintain social distancing during the gallery visit; meaning, keeping a minimum of six feet away from guests during appointment.
  5. All guests will be required to bring their own cloth mask and wear it during the gallery visit. If a guest with an appointment arrives with no face mask, he/she will be barred entry.
  6. Hand sanitizer will be available at the gallery entry.
  7. Touch-point sanitization (doorknobs, print flip bins, counters) throughout the premises will be performed following each gallery visit. Cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Arctic Light Gallery in Phase Three
(Estimated duration: undetermined)

How We Will Operate

  • No restrictions on groups or group sizes.
  • Drink and snack service during the gallery visit will resume.

Our Precautions

  1. Staff will ensure that his/her hands are thoroughly washed prior to gallery appointment.
  2. Staff will be screened for symptoms prior to staffing the gallery. No staff experiencing any symptoms of any kind will be authorized to staff the gallery.
  3. Staff will wear disposable gloves when preparing drinks and snacks.
  4. Staff will maintain social distancing during the gallery visit; meaning, keeping a minimum of six feet away from guests except for when needed to answer questions regarding a print.
  5. Hand sanitizer will be available at the gallery entry.
  6. Touch-point sanitization (doorknobs, print flip bins, counters) throughout the premises will be performed following each gallery visit. Cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Arctic Light Gallery in Phase Four
(Resumption of “New Normal” Operations)

How We Will Operate

  • No restrictions on groups or group sizes.
  • Drink and snack service during the gallery visit will resume.

Our Precautions

  1. Staff will ensure that his/her hands are thoroughly washed prior to gallery visit.
  2. No staff experiencing any symptoms of any kind will be authorized to staff the gallery.
  3. Staff will wear disposable gloves when preparing drinks and snacks.
  4. Hand sanitizer will be available at the gallery entry.
  5. Touch-point sanitization (doorknobs, print flip bins, counters) throughout the premises will be performed following each gallery visit. Cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Arctic Light Gallery
MANAGEMENT OF EMPLOYEES


General Employee Management

  1. All Arctic Light Gallery employees shall comply with this policy and implementation plan.
  2. Employees are required to work from home unless there is a compelling reason to work from the office, attend a meeting, or otherwise work elsewhere.
  3. Gatherings of more than 10 people shall not take place. If gatherings of 10 or less take place, attendees must practice good COVID-19 hygiene such as remaining at least six feet apart, washing hands frequently, covering coughs or sneezes, not shaking hands, wearing cloth masks, and other good practices.
  4. There are no Arctic Light Gallery employees who reside outside of Alaska, so travel-related health mandates are inapplicable as to employees reporting for duty. However, if employees do travel outside of Alaska for personal reasons, they shall self-quarantine for a minimum of 14 days once they return to the state. All employees in quarantine shall reasonably remain in isolation quarters except for seeking medical attention. Should an employee encounter others, they shall follow social distancing and other good COVID-19 hygiene practices.
  5. Employees in mandatory self-quarantine shall maintain a daily tracking log of COVID-19 symptoms using the attached form. Employees should provide their own thermometers or, if no thermometer is available, indicate fever yes or no. These employees shall not report to work unless either they do not exhibit symptoms for 14 days or else they receive proper medical clearance.
  6. All Arctic Light Gallery employees in the State of Alaska are encouraged to keep a daily log of COVID-19 symptoms as a best practice to track fitness for duty in case a gallery appointment is made. Evidence that an employee is symptom-free for 14 days will be a factor in determining whether that employee will be assigned to a gallery visitation.
  7. Employees shall comply with all posted COVID-19 mandates, if applicable, with regard to gallery operations.

High Risk Employee Management

  1. All Arctic Light Gallery employees will read and become familiar with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention risk factors that could potentially lead to more severe outcomes associated with COVID-19.
  2. For employees traveling to off-site locations for multi-day events (i.e., shows and fairs), the Arctic Light Gallery manager will have a confidential conversation with the staff member to determine if the employee is in one of the described higher risk categories.
  3. If the employee is in one of the higher risk categories, the Arctic Light Gallery manager will ask the employee if they are comfortable reporting to duty at a remote location and performing job responsibilities. This information will be recorded and kept confidential.
  4. If the employee is comfortable reporting to the field assignment and completing associated job responsibilities, he/she will do the following to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms:
    1. Twice daily temperature monitoring (to be recorded on the COVID-19 Symptoms Tracking Log);
    2. Daily communication with Arctic Light Gallery manager; and
    3. Immediate reporting to medical personnel of any COVID-19 related symptoms (including but not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, or loss of taste or smell).