Our Response to COVID-19

With new information surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) evolving at a rapid pace, we want to provide our customers and partners a brief update on our business and what it means for you. 

Our two priorities continue to be 1) the safety and health of our employeesand 2) high-quality, uninterrupted service to support our customers’ needs. 

On March 20, 2020, the Governor of the State of Illinois, JB Pritzker, issued Executive Order 2020-10 (COVID-19 Executive Order No. 8) and ordered a Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation declaring all counties a disaster area in response to the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). You can read it in its entirety here. 

Per Governor Pritzker’s order and encouragement to remain open pertinent to Section 1.12.n of the official statement, Snap36 is still operational. We will continue to monitor and follow all official guidance from the CDC, WHO, US Department of State, and local government and health agencies. 

We are taking the appropriate safety measures to remain open, including limiting the number of employees in our office at any one time, wearing face masks and glovespracticing social distancing, and executing the necessary cleaning and disinfectant precautions. You can read more about the best practices we have implemented and recommended to other studios that are remaining open here

We have also issued a mandatory Work From Home policy for all employees who can perform their jobs remotely. In accordance with Executive Order 2020-10 issued by the State of Illinois and federal government ruling, the policy will stay in effect until April 30, 2020 until further notice.  

Our work-from-home employees include our customer success and sales teams, and they are 100% available to address your business needs. That includes scoping and starting new projects, supplementing product photography efforts if a company/studio has had to temporarily shut down or pause operations, and completing projects currently in process within our studio or on-site at a customer location. 

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help ensure your eCommerce business can survive during this time of uncertainty and start to thrive on the road to recovery. 

Essential businesses we serve today include healthcare and medical manufacturers like 3M, mega-retailers Walmart and Amazon, and multiple CPG and food companies. One recent project we completed was a digital face mask including keyword callouts that highlight different features and functions. By providing this additional detail online during a virtual 360-degree view of the product, a buyer sees and knows exactly what he will be purchasing.

Portions of the official statement around essential businesses and operations per “Section 1.2: All Essential Businesses and Operations are encouraged to remain open” are below: 

Per Section 1.12.n, “Supplies for Essential Businesses and Operations. Businesses that sell, manufacture, or supply other Essential Business and Operations with the support or materials necessary to operate, including computers, audio and video electronics, household appliances; IT and telecommunication equipment; hardware, paint, flat glass; electrical, plumbing and heating material; sanitary equipment; personal hygiene products; food, food additives, ingredients and components; medical and orthopedic equipment; optics and photography equipment; diagnostics, food and beverages, chemicals, soaps and detergent.” 

Per Section 1.12.t, “Manufacture, distribution, and supply chain for critical products and industries. Manufacturing companies, distributors, and supply chain companies producing and supplying essential products and services in and for industries such as pharmaceutical, technology, biotechnology, healthcare, chemicals and sanitization, waste pickup and disposal, agriculture, food and beverage, transportation, energy, steel and steel products, petroleum and fuel, mining, construction, national defense, communications, as well as products used by other Essential Businesses and Operations.” 

For more information from Governor Pritzker, please see here.