FCTV GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING

6/14/21

Falmouth Community Television (FCTV)  is committed to keeping employees, members and visitors safe. One of the main ways to ensure this is by encouraging everyone to stay home if they are sick. 

Please remember that this information is subject to change given the fluid nature of COVID-19.


CURRENT HOURS OF OPERATION

FCTV Members and guests may access FCTV by appointment during the following hours:

Monday and Wednesday: 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
Sunday: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

If these times do not work due to work or childcare, please let us know and we will make other arrangements.


BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

In compliance with these protocols. FCTV is open by-appointment only.

While FCTV remains by-appointment only, the front door will be locked at all times.

Prior to entry, the COVID-19 Policy Acknowledgement & Health Attestation must be submitted a minimum of two but no more than 24 hours prior to entry.


HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

  • If you have been told to quarantine, please do not come to FCTV.
  • A face covering is required at all times within the facility. The only exception is when there is a single staff member in their own office or under the stated guidelines for on-air production talent.
  • If you are not willing or unable to wear a face covering, entry is not permitted. If on-site, you will be asked to leave. Face coverings must be worn correctly - covering the nose and mouth and clean and free of rips or tears. Approved face coverings can be found at the CDC SITEGaiter type masks are not permitted. 
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available at the main entrance and throughout the facility. Immediately upon entry sanitize your hands. Wash or sanitize your hands frequently throughout your time at FCTV.
  • Members and the public are not permitted in staff offices.
  • Please maintain 6 ft. distance from staff and others. Exceptions where everyone is fully vaccinated or from the same household is permitted.
  • Monitor your health. If you feel at all sick - (feverish, sore throat, cough, nausea, short of breath, loss of smell, stomach ache, etc.) please stay home. Regular temperature-taking is encouraged. Since cold, flu and allergy symptoms are similar to those of COVID-19, you must not enter FCTV if you are experiencing any of the symptoms noted above.
  • We kindly ask that you help us keep the facility clean. Please wipe down equipment using a provided disinfectant. Staff members will also sanitize facility spaces and equipment before and after use. 
  • FCTV’s cleaning service comes weekly. We ask that you assist us in maintaining clean restrooms. We have installed automatic systems in each bathroom. Please wash your hands well after using the restroom by  following CDC Guidelines of washing for at least 20 seconds, rinsing and drying well.  After washing hands, please use a paper towel to exit the restroom and dispose of it in the receptacle outside the restrooms. Please dispose of all trash appropriately - ONLY toilet paper is to be placed in the toilet. 
  • As a production facility, on-air talent do not wear face coverings. Therefore it is important that we are aware of the vaccination status of members and visitors so that all appropriate safety precautions are taken. Everyone entering the premises is required to fill out the COVID-19 Policy Acknowledgement & Health Attestation. Knowing who is fully vaccinated (two weeks following the second-dose of Moderna or Pfizer or two weeks after the single dose J & J vaccine), is critical in allowing us to make additional reopening decisions or waiving capacity and distancing guidelines.  
  • If following your time at FCTV you are notified that you’ve been in close contact with anyone known to have tested positive for COVID-19, or who If is presumed positive because of symptoms, you must email the Director of Operations, Bob Fenstermaker at Bob@fctv.org and Lorre-jo Joyce at Officemgr@fctv.org to assist with contact tracing protocol.


SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • If meeting in person, it must be in a space able to accommodate distancing with attendees a minimum of six-feet away from each other and wearing a face covering. If all parties are vaccinated or from the same household, there are no distancing requirements.  
  • No gatherings that exceed five people are permitted in the facility. Social distancing and all other safety precautions must be observed. With proof of vaccination, additional attendees may be added at the discretion of and with the permission of the CEO or Director of Operations. 
  • Members and staff are welcome to use the outdoor tables located around the building for meetings. Please sanitize the tables and chairs both prior to and after use. Please dispose of all trash appropriately. 


EQUIPMENT RESERVATIONS & PICK-UP/DROP-OFF

  • Field equipment is available by appointment only.
  • To make a reservation, email Bob@fctv.org or call 508-457-0800 extension 102. Please copy Allen@fctv.org on all requests.
  • Please arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled pick-up and drop-off time.
  • Call Bob Fenstermaker or Allen Russell at 508-457-0800 to inform them you have arrived or ring the video doorbell located to the right of the main entrance. 
  • Follow staff instructions to pick-up or drop-off. 
  • Please click this link to read the full Equipment Pick-up/Drop-off procedures.


FACILITY USE

Reservations require 48 hours notice, and must be made by filling out this form.  

If you are having difficulty using the online reservation form, contact Bob Fenstermaker, Director of Operations at Bob@fctv.org or call 508-457-0800, extension 103. In Bob’s absence, contact Allen Russell, Allen@fctv.org, ext. 105.


Information required for reservations:
 

  • Your Full Name and date of request
  • The Name of your Production/Show
  • What Production Space (Studio A, Studio B, Edit Lab, Edit Suite. Animation Suite, Audio Booth, Podcasting) or Remote Kit you wish to reserve (Camcorder Kit, Microphones)
  • Reservation time/date
  • The names, phone number and email address of anyone that will be accompanying you


Member visits to FCTV are currently limited to twice per week.

The duration of each visit may not exceed three (3) hours. 

 Standing reservations will be made at the discretion of staff to ensure equitable access.


FACILITY USE INFORMATION

Currently, no more than 10 people are permitted in the building at any one time (not including staff). This number will be evaluated on a weekly basis. 

Exceptions to the number of individuals and distancing as noted below, may be requested where everyone is fully vaccinated or from the same household.

  • To gain entry, ring the video doorbell located to the right of the front door.
  • Only those with appointments who have filled out the COVID-19 Policy Acknowledgement & Health Attestation will be permitted entry. 
  • STAFF ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PERMIT ENTRY TO ANYONE WHO HAS NOT FILLED OUT THE COVID-19 Policy Acknowledgement & Health Attestation 
  • If you do not have an appointment but have paperwork or small items to drop-off, there is a drop-box located to the right of the front door. 
  • Please check in at the reception desk, the desk staff will sign you in.

Conference Rooms

  • Conference Room 1 (located in the front of the building) is available for use by FCTV members. No more than five (5) individuals are permitted unless everyone is fully vaccinated or from the same household
  • Conference Room 2, including food preparation amenities, is closed until further notice. 

Control Room A

  • Control Room A is limited to a maximum occupancy of 2 people at one time in order to perform TD, directing, graphics and audio tasks.

Studio A

  • No more than three people on camera (talent) and two camera operators will be allowed in the studio which is to include the required 6 feet of social distancing. 
  • Face coverings must be worn when entering and exiting the studio. 
  • On-camera talent may remove their face coverings once they are seated and have their microphones placed. On-camera talent not wearing face coverings must remain a minimum of 6 feet apart.

Control Room B

  • Control Room B is limited to a maximum occupancy of 1 person at one time in order to perform TD, directing, graphics and audio tasks separately.

Studio B

  • No more than two people will be allowed in the studio.
  • Face coverings are required to be worn at all times. On-air talent may remove their face coverings once their crew member is at least 6-feet distanced. 

Training Lab 

  • Only three people are permitted in the Training Lab at any one time, the Production and Education Coordinator and two other members or staff persons. If the member is a minor, one parent or guardian may accompany them. 
  • One edit computer, which is located a minimum of six feet from the Production and Education Coordinators desk, may be used.
  • A minimum of one hour between appointments is required to allow for thorough cleaning.

Edit Suite

  • Only one FCTV Member or staff person is permitted in the Edit Suite at any one time. If the member is a minor, one parent or guardian may accompany them. 
  • A minimum of one hour between appointments is required to allow for thorough cleaning.

Sound Booth

  • A disposable cover will be placed on the microphone. Please remove and properly dispose of the cover when done.
  • Talent may remove their face covering in order to do their recording. When recording is complete, the face covering must be placed back on.
  • Only one FCTV Member or staff person is permitted in the Sound Booth at any one time. If the member is a minor, one parent or guardian may accompany them. 
  • A minimum of one hour between appointments is required to allow for thorough cleaning. 

Animation Lab

  • Only one FCTV Member or staff person is permitted in the Animation Lab at any one time. If the member is a minor, one parent or guardian may accompany them. Two individuals from the same household are also permitted. Exceptions can be made where everyone is fully vaccinated.
  • A minimum of one hour between appointments is required to allow for thorough cleaning. 

Production Van

  • Only one production per day is permitted in order to allow for thorough cleaning.
  • No more than two FCTV members or staff may be inside the van at any time and must be facing the same direction. 
  • If two people are in the van, the doors must be open at all times as possible.
  • Camera people and talent must maintain a six-foot distance at all times.
  • Only fully vaccinated crew is permitted to carpool to van productions. 


COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP

If while inside the facility, you encounter someone without a face mask improperly secured, please encourage them to re-secure their mask properly, ensuring that both the nose and mouth are covered. 

In the event that a conflict should arise, please do not force the issue. Disengage immediately and alert the Director of Operations or another staff member.  

Anyone who deliberately flaunts our safety guidance will be asked to leave, and their membership will be suspended.


CONTACT ALERTING

In the event of a reported case of Covid-like symptoms among individuals that have entered FCTV, staff will alert anyone known to have been in the building up to 72 hours prior to the date of that report. While respecting anonymity, we ask that the reporting member take the following steps:

1. Self-isolate. Remove yourself from the FCTV community immediately, and until a negative Covid-19 test is provided.

2. Get tested. If you think you are exhibiting signs of Covid-19, get tested. Report the results of your test confidentially to Lorre-jo Joyce at Officemgr@fctv.org and Bob Fenstermaker at Bob@fctv.org or call 508-457-0800. 

3. Seek treatment. If your test result is positive, please seek treatment. Consult your health care provider immediately on the right course of action.


In the meantime we will:

1. Request that the reporting member complete a brief questionnaire by email, recording their access and use of the facility prior to the report. We will also ask that they voluntarily disclose any suspected contact with other members.

2. Conduct a 72-hour audit of our sign-in records from the last date of entry by the member who has reported illness.

3. Contact all members for whom we recorded overlapping access to the facility, and alert that they may be at risk of a Covid-19 contact.

4. Provide one-on-one and group follow-up alerts to at-risk members as important details emerge, including the results of testing.

5. Close the facility for 48 hours for a deep cleaning of the entire building.


Massachusetts and Falmouth Departments of Public Health
MA Contact information: (617) 624-6000
Falmouth Contact Information: (508) 495-7485

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