As COVID-19 spread in the United States and the 2020 news cycle shifted into overdrive, Andres put down his camera to take on a more administrative role. The newsroom closed the office; reporters and editors were working from home while visual journalists were actively on assignment. Communication and coordination were more crucial than ever.
Andres worked on issues ranging from negotiating access with the Georgia National Guard to securing and outfitting photographers with PPE. He helped coordinate coverage of Black Lives Matters protests, which often required managing multiple photographers at multiple locations late into the night. He also implemented photo transmission technology that resulted in near real-time photo coverage, which the team continued to use at events such as the funeral of Congressman John Lewis, and sports events such as the Masters and UGA football.