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WTVY & WRGX take precautions against Coronavirus

The WTVY newsroom is virtually empty, because our reporters, web, and social media teams, are working remotely outside the building until further notice. (Source: WTVY)
The WTVY newsroom is virtually empty, because our reporters, web, and social media teams, are working remotely outside the building until further notice. (Source: WTVY)(WTVY News 4)
Published: Mar. 18, 2020 at 5:22 PM CDT
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WTVY and WRGX are adhering to the recommendations set forth by the Coronavirus Task Force, and other local, state and federal agencies, with regard to COVID-19.

And to take that even a step further, we are also getting regular updates from our parent company, Gray Television, on how to handle this situation within the four walls of our station.

The spread of the Novel Coronavirus, and its disease, COVID-19, remains a significant concern in the workplace.

That’s why we’re taking preventative measures at WTVY and WRGX.

Our newsroom is virtually empty, because our reporters, web, and social media teams, are working remotely outside the building until further notice.

Our anchors, producers, and managers are practicing “social distancing,” adhering to the “6-feet-apart” rule.

Viewers may also notice that we’re no longer engaging in “crosstalk” during our shows.

That’s when you see our on-air talent chatting with each other on the desk.

Until we’re told otherwise, you’ll only see one anchor at the newsdesk for each of our shows.

We’re also stepping up efforts to keep our work areas germ free.

We have several hand sanitizing stations throughout the building, along with disinfecting wipes and sprays to wipe down our desks, door handles and basically whatever we touch.

We’ve also made the very tough decision to prohibit visitors and guests into our building.

That includes interviews during our morning show, Live at Lunch and First News at 4 on WRGX.

It’s also important to note, that our viewers are our top priority during this time, as well.

We’re working very hard to keep you all at home informed, with the latest information, even as our schedules and working environments are constantly changing.

We do this so you can make the best decisions for yourselves and your loved ones.

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