Hello DMA community,
It has been an incredibly strange three months of quarantine and closure. DMA’s staff and board have met regularly (and virtually) during this time. We want to let you know what we’ve been working on, and what reopening looks like for Davis Media Access (DMA) at this point in time.
Since closing the facility on March 13, we’ve navigated a broad range of operational/technical/programmatic and administrative challenges during quarantine. We’ve helped some of our radio and TV volunteers as they’ve navigated producing from home--and commiserated with those who couldn’t. And we’ve adapted on other levels, working to fill budget gaps that are a byproduct of this time, while striving to respond to community requests for help with events that are now virtual. In short, though the building has been closed, the organization has not!
Through it all, we’ve kept abreast of the ever-changing laws and public health orders. In particular, we are following the guidelines for reopening developed by the John Hopkins Center for Public Health and Yolo County Public Health. We’ve spent the past couple of weeks developing a plan for reopening, just as cases in Yolo County and California began climbing again. Our policy and timeline has been developed by staff and was vetted and approved by the DMA board at its June meeting.