April 17, 2020

Still Closed!

While the Stay-at-Home order continues, TCMedia is working hard to facilitate local communications and share information. 

Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater City council meetings are now held virtually but carried live on Channel 3 and 26. Our staff is producing a series of interviews with our elected officials and community leaders called "Stay Safe, Thurston County." 

All of the TCMedia channels are now streaming LIVE.  You can click on the 'Streaming Now' button on this website and pick the channel you want to watch.  

Every Wednesday at 5pm we hold a Zoom-In for TCMedia members.  These virtual training sessions cover different tools and techniques for making media in this very challenging time. 

It's a challenging time for all of us and we're looking forward to being able to see our members and communtiy face to face/.  

In the meantime, stay home, stay safe, wash your hands.


March 25, 2020

Update

Governor Inslee has issued a Stay At Home order that takes effect March 25, 2020. As a result, the TCMedia facility will remain closed to the public and for member services through at least April 12, 2020.  

Most of our staff is working from home. A skeleton staff is at the studio to continue programming TCMedia channels 3, 22, 26 and 77.

As this situation evolves, we will continue to collect and share information with the community.  We're working with local government to provide coverage of meetings using virtual meeting tools when necessary, and our friends at TVW are sharing their video of Governor Inslee's press conferences.  

Check the readerboard messages on the channels or in the Connect section of or website for event cancellations, helpful information from agencies and nonprofit organizations, or other COVID-19 related information.

This is a challenging time for all of us.  We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to the day when we reopen for regular operations.  

Stay home, stay healthy!.


March 13, 2020

CLOSED TO PUBLIC

Dear Members and Friends,
In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak and with an abundance of caution, Thurston Community Media is closing all member services until March 31, 2020.

Thurston County has declared COVID-19 a local emergency and the Board of Health has issued guidelines to minimize risk. We take the health of our staff and our members seriously and are implementing this closure in an effort to limit potential exposure for you and for us.

Beginning Friday, March 13, 2020 there will be no classes, no member studio productions, no facility reservations, and no equipment check-out until at least March 31, 2020.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We will do our best to reschedule missed classes or refund class fees as necessary.

We will continue to monitor information about the COVID-19 outbreak and will evaluate the availability of our member services weekly. We will keep you up to date by email. If you have questions, please call us at 360.956.3100. While the facility is closed, staff will continue to support local jurisdictional communications. We will forward information about the COVID-19 outbreak as we receive it.

If you have programming to drop off, you can put a thumb drive in the drop box outside our front door. Be sure to label it with your name and program title.

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based (at least 60%) hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, mouth
  • If you have symptoms, stay home!
  • Cover your cough / sneeze with your elbow or a tissue. Throw the tissue away and WASH YOUR HANDS.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces often.
  • CALL FIRST.. if you have symptoms and plan to seek medical care, call your healthcare provider first. Healthcare partners need to prepare for people who are showing symptoms, or direct you to the appropriate resource.
  • Steer clear of illness... try to avoid people who are sick.

Information about the COVID-19 outbreak can be found here:

https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/phss/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work through this challenging time.

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