Filming and Photography Standards and Protocols During Pandemic

This resource is available to U of M faculty, staff, and departmental accounts.

Visit the University’s Safe Campus site for all current COVID protocols.

University of Minnesota faculty, staff, students, and visitors (including contractors, service providers, vendors, and suppliers) are required to wear a mask in posted clinical locations and settings where personal protective equipment is required due to environmental or hazardous material conditions, as well as in isolation and quarantine spaces. 

If masks are required at the location you are working in, make sure all crew and participants are aware and comply with that requirement. 

Guidance for Use of Photos/Videos Captured During Pandemic

Note: The guidance from the Center for Disease Control, the Minnesota Department of Health, and related University policies may evolve based on the status of the pandemic. Check back here for updated protocols.

Based on current CDC, MDH, and University policy, it is recommended to include photos and video footage that show a mix of both masked and unmasked subjects. Masks are still required in clinical settings on campus, for example, so it's helpful to normalize continued mask wearing in our communications materials. 

If you are looking for existing photos including people in masks, University Relations, Athletics and OSA have captured photos of people in masks. Here is the COVID-19 collection of photos.

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