CCTV Center for Media & Democracy’s COVID-19 Response Plan Underway

March 10, 2020

In response to the progress of the COVID-19 epidemic (of the SARS-CoV-2 virus), CCTV’s first priority is the health of our staff. We have developed a Response Plan designed to reduce transmission within our organization and account for the continuity of business operations.

A public health emergency is likely to affect public gatherings and events. CCTV will use its discretion in the use of staff members to cover our usual line up of civic meetings and community programs. In the event of a public health emergency, CCTV may decide to limit public-facing services such as training, production equipment checkout, and studio-produced programs.

To the extent possible, CCTV and Channel 17/Town Meeting TV will support the communication of public health alerts and live transmission of public meetings in our region.

CCTV’s COVID-19 Response Team is made up of senior staff members: Lauren-Glenn Davitian (Exec. Director), Meghan O’Rourke (Town Meeting TV Channel Director), Dan Logan (Town Meeting TV Channel Coordinator) and Kim Villemaire (Master Control/ Operations). This group is assigned to monitor the situation and recommend actions to staff and board as required.

CCTV will monitor and use current information and advice to forecast and plan for a service interruption and employee absence. As part of our plan, we have established practices for reducing the spread of infection, updated our communications, contacted our customers and key vendors, and are putting remote work and quarantine plans into place.

For more information, contact CCTV Executive Director Lauren-Glenn Davitian at davitian [at] cctv [dot] org

Visit cdc.gov for additional updates and information on how to protect yourself and your family.

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