National Association of Broadcasters

Station Operation Resources

Crisis Communications

COVID-19 presents new and unique challenges to broadcasters' commitment to serving their communities and their leadership as a local business.
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Disaster Response Plans

The careful work of the broadcast industry is creating disaster plans can help stations respond to some of the key questions they face with the COVID-19 crisis.
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Field Crew Safety Concerns

Broadcast stations that are actively covering the COVID-19 related health concerns of their community will often need to address complex health care issues.
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Physical Restrictions

For the first time, broadcasters are being asked about considering restrictions on the movement of people.
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Station Remote Work Capabilities

A possible response to a community coronavirus threat is the potential for employees to work remotely.
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Prevention and Precautions

Because of the interest in staff communications around COVID-19, NAB is providing supplemental information on the topic of prevention.
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Staffing Concerns and Challenges

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that businesses should prepare for the possible impact of COVID-19 on operations, specifically staffing issues.
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Response Management Teams for Broadcasters

Broadcasters are often on the front line of community crises and can apply their experiences to address some of the response management team efforts that may be needed.
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Planning for Disruptions

There is still time for your station to prepare for incidents of COVID-19 in your community.
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Internal Employee Communications

Broadcast leaders must establish regular communication with their employees, partners and clients about the care they are taking with their community's health and their business' response to COVID-19.
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Medical/Sick Leave Challenges and Questions

COVID-19 creates complex medical and human resources challenges that sould be discussed in advance with qualified personnel.
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CISA Letters

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's National Coordinating Center for Communications is providing these letters as a courtesy to help communications providers access their facilities as needed to maintain continuity of service. Please note that state/local authorities retain final discretion on matters of local public safety, access and related issues.
CISA Access Letter (Updated May 2020) CISA Fuel Letter


DISCLAIMER: These materials has been developed for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical or legal advice. Should you have questions or concerns about any topic described here, please consult your medical or legal professional.


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