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KPBS Station And Event Status Due To COVID-19

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KPBS is committed to keeping our community and general public informed around the public health concerns associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our newsroom is following this story closely at the local level, and NPR and PBS are providing coverage on national and international basis.

The health risk from COVID-19 to the general public is a quickly evolving situation. Just as with other infectious diseases, not all parts of our state are affected equally at the same time.

In response to the pandemic crisis, KPBS is assessing and re-imagining its events including public tours, donor receptions, luncheons, and screenings. When possible, we may produce the event via virtual platforms, postpone or reschedule events that must be done in-person, and as a last resort, cancel the event. Should we determine that a cancellation is necessary, we will notify all registered participants via email and post the update on the event registration page(s). If you have registered for an event and receive such a notification, please forward that communication to your guests as KPBS may or may not have everyone’s email on file.

KPBS tours for members, groups, and supporters have been cancelled until further notice.

KPBS is implementing a variety of tools to create virtual events for our audiences, members, and supporters. Many of these events are publicized on the KPBS Community Calendar.

We also email invitations for station events, including One Book, One San Diego, the GI Film Festival San Diego, Community Conversations, and KPBS Kids. Sign up to receive KPBS event invitations.

For local community events listed on the KPBS Events Calendar and the KPBS Arts Calendar, check with the event organizer to verify the status of the event. If you are an event organizer, please let us know as soon as possible if your event has been canceled by sending an email to eventscalendar@kpbs.org

KPBS is committed to providing a safe environment at our events. To that end, we would like to reiterate the current recommendations provided by the CDC:

  • Observe Gov. Newsom's order that all California residents to stay at home except for essential trips
  • Practice safe social distancing of at least six feet
  • Wear a mask when going out in public
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home if you are sick or are caring for someone who is sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a disinfectant spray or wipe

Stay informed on updates, tips, and facts with agencies:

San Diego County

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

California Department of Public Health

We will update this information as-needed.

KPBS Media Contact

Heather Milne Barger, (619) 594-4985

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