COVID-19 Resources

Broadcasters serve a critical role in keeping our communities informed and updated. We are offering ongoing information to help you prepare for the ongoing developments regarding the Coronavirus. This page will be updated frequently as we find more resources.

 

Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Services PSAs for TV and Radio

TV PSAs

Radio PSAs

Legal Resources from the MBA Hotline – Click on each link below for details

Media companies are essential services and exempt from stay-at-home orders. (This covers everyone – newsroom, advertising, engineering.)

Issues for managing employees during the crisis

Safety tips for journalists

Employer obligations regarding employee sickness related to employment

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Privacy issues in naming COVID-19 victims

Broadcast Resources – Please click here to see all COVID-19 Broadcast Resources

We received these resources from the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), regarding COVID-19: an Access Letter and a Fuel Letter, for your use. These may be used to help facilitate access to your studios and transmitters during the time period of March 16, 2020 to May 28, 2020.

Access Letter: https://www.mbaweb.org/access-letter-from-the-dhs-cybersecurity-and-infrastructure-security-agency-re-covid-19/

Fuel Letter: https://www.mbaweb.org/fuel-letter-from-dhs-cybersecurity-and-infrastructure-security-agency-re-covid-19/

It is suggested that you download these letters, add the employee name who will be using them, and print on company letterhead. You may also want to reference the First Informer Broadcaster Act, located on our website here: https://www.mbaweb.org/first-informer-broadcasters-act/

Employer Resources – Please click here to see all COVID-19 Employer Resources

Medical Resources – Please click here to see all COVID-19 Medical Resources

 

Future Updates

 

MBA will continue to update you as we receive additional information. We would also appreciate you sharing any important developments that you may identify in your market so that we can share with other broadcasters. As we all know, we are the First Informers in our communities and the people rely on us to provide accurate information that would affect the local areas MBA appreciates everything you do to serve the residents of Missouri.