You have probably noticed some changes over the past week during FOX34 newscasts. Several staffers are alternating days or working in separate parts of the studio or building, following President Trump's and Vice President Pence's requests to practice social distancing and limit the size of gatherings.
We are committed to keeping you informed while also keeping ourselves and our community safe.
Elsewhere within Ramar Communications, radio studios are sitting empty. The hosts are on the air from home.
The hallways are pretty empty. Anyone who can work remotely throughout the building is doing so. This does include parts of our news team. Those of us who cannot get certain tasks done from home are social distancing, washing hands often and wiping down shared surfaces with cleaner.
Management is continually monitoring and updating procedures and following guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control, White House coronavirus task force, local health officials and National and Texas Associations of Broadcasters.
And a reminder that we will have any critical developments as they happen on FOX34 and FOX34 NewsNow. Our app and website are available and updated 24/7.
But experts advise it is important to regularly check out from the news. Take breaks.
Even if you do not have cable, satellite or streaming services, you take a break with free TV over the air, beyond what's on FOX34. There are dozens of channels to tune in, free with an antenna, to watch programming that has nothing to do with the global pandemic.