Up until now, KFAI has operated without a comprehensive COVID-19 plan. Many of you have taken precautions yourself and produced your programs remotely. Others have come into the station for access to the resources of equipment and facilities that we have here. For those of you who do come in, we want to ensure that you can do so in health and with peace of mind. This will also serve as a baseline for allowing select volunteers other than hosts to return to the station, as well.

Please read the guidelines below before you next come into the station so that we can all collaborate in this effort. Thank you for your dedication and respect.

Volunteer Responsibilities (General)

  • Maintain social distance (at least 6 feet) between yourself and others in the shared space.
  • Wear a mask at all times except while alone in a studio. The mask must cover both one’s mouth and nose. Volunteers with medical conditions that prohibit a face cover must contact staff in advance of entering the station.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use sanitizer regularly (please take a break each hour if you have moved around)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Wash or sanitize your hands immediately if this cannot be prevented.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Throw used tissues into no-touch trash cans and immediately wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid sharing objects and equipment with other people. Wash or sanitize hands after any contact with items recently engaged by others.
  • Notify a member of the staff and do not come into the station if you are exhibiting any health issues or symptoms of COVID-19 (see list of symptoms on our online self-screening below). If you are well, but have a sick family member or recently had close contact with someone with COVID-19, notify the staff and work together with them to follow CDC recommended precautions. We encourage you to self-monitor and be vigilant of those around you.

Volunteer Responsibilities (Specific)

  • Remind any individual without a mask to put on their personal face cover. Masks will also be available at the front desk if you do not possess your own.
  • Refrain from crossing the tape lines on the floor placed 6 feet in front of desks and other occupied workspaces. Remind others to do the same when encroaching upon your space.
  • Agree to temperature screening upon entering the station. This will be administered by a front desk volunteer on duty. This information will be kept confidential, although registering a high temperature may result in appropriate action and precautions.
  • Clean and disinfect your workspace before leaving the station. This includes both surfaces and individual shared objects such as keyboards and telephones. Disinfectant will be made available by KFAI.
  • Perform a self-screening when coming into the station. You can fill out a self-screening sheet in the front entryway or online in advance of coming to the station. Find the online screening here: Covid-19 Self Screening
  • In an emergency situation, an individual reasonably suspected to have COVID-19 must quarantine immediately in an isolated room in the station while we await professional medical care (default Studio Two).
  • Any volunteer refusing to wear a face cover will be asked to leave the station’s premises. Failure to comply in a timely and agreeable manner will result in disciplinary action against the volunteer. Any volunteer or member of the staff may make this request of their peers.
  • KFAI does not tolerate discrimination. While all volunteers should remain vigilant for signs of COVID-19 and health-conscious practice, this vigilance shall not be targeted or discriminatory in its administration.

Resources

  • Reminder signs will be posted in multiple languages in addition to English.
  • Two new hand sanitizer stations are being installed for a total of three.
  • Plexiglass barrier will be in place at the front desk.
  • iPad will be set up to make contactless payments for parking couchers (card, please).
  • Masks will be available at the front desk or else at the office for those who have forgotten or do not have their own. Please use this resource when necessary but do not exploit it.
  • Tissues and non-touch trash receptacles are being added to each studio.
  • KFAI will keep records of your self-screenings that you can refer back to if necessary.
  • Our fans are turned on and non-studio windows left open in order to promote best air circulation.
  • Two Bettys Green Clean has been reinstated and is cleaning and sanitizing the station weekly.
  • Copies of this sheet will be on hand for reference at the front desk.

The above regulations are strongly encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Please refer to the documentation of these organizations for inquiries about the rationale of these changes.