In an effort to protect our community of volunteers, public visitors, and staff, and consistent with current public health guidelines, we have made the decision to close the Davis Media Access and KDRT facility to the general public through the end of March. This decision is implemented with our closure at 6 pm this evening, Friday, March 13, 2020. As a community facility with heavy use and much shared equipment, we feel this is the most responsible way we can help #flattenthecurve, support social distancing, and help keep the COVID-19 virus from spreading.
Behind the scenes, here is what will be happening:
For the next two weeks, I’ll be offering a live show on KDRT on Tuesdays & Fridays from 12-12:30, repeating at 5 pm both days. The COVID-19 Community Report will focus on information and calls to action at the local level, and feature a resource roundup and calls with local elected officials and other community leaders. Breaking news will be shared on our social media platforms.
DMA staff will work a modified schedule onsite to manage operations. The best way to reach us during this time will be email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll also continue our work behind the scenes. Regular weekly cleaning of the facility will continue.
We will suspend equipment checkout during this period.
DCTV Channel 15 and DJUSD Channel 17 will continue to broadcast regular programming.
KDRT programming will continue, with mostly alternate shows and repeats scheduled.
Community interaction is at the heart of what we do, and we do not make this decision lightly.
Here’s to helping prevent further spread, and to your health,