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CMC Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

(March 16, 2020) In an effort to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the Community Media Center has made changes to our operating procedures. We are closely monitoring announcements and following operational guidelines and mandates in light of County, State and Federal emergency declarations, therefore the measures outlined below are subject to change as conditions warrant and more information becomes available.

  • Effective immediately, we are suspending all public access services and our facility will remain closed until further notice.  This includes all scheduled member meetings, orientations, workshops and productions.

  • Access to the Community Media Center will be by appointment only.

  • Staff will work with community members to accept completed programs electronically during this time and we expect Channel 19 to continue with a normal schedule. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us or call 410-386-4415.

  • We are reducing our on-site staff down to essential employees only. Staff will continue to monitor with email communications and voice forwarding and request that communications be kept to those most urgent and required to sustain our emergency operations..

  • Additionally, we will offer equipment and services to our local municipalities to assist in maintaining public access to governmental proceedings via technology and will make our studio available to municipalities to record special announcements for their communities as needed.

  • During this time we will continue to provide the community with programming on our Comcast cable channels: HD-1086, Channel 19 and Channel 23 and on our website at www.carrollmediacenterorg

  • The programming and channels 23 and 1086 may be preempted with emergency information and notifications as needed.

 

 More Information

For the most up-to-date information and steps you can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep your family and community safe, visit the websites listed below.

Carroll County Health Department

Carroll County Government

Maryland Department of Health

Center for Disease Control and Prevention