COVID19 Update

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CiTR IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

March 24, 2020:

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, CiTR 101.9 FM’s station at UBC will be closed until further notice. The earliest estimated date to reopen is Tuesday, April 14th. 

While no staff or volunteers are currently at the station, we are working hard to continue to provide quality original radio content whenever possible. We will remain on the air 24 hours a day for the duration of the shutdown, with a combination of new remotely recorded and re-broadcast content. We will continue to maintain the current show schedule. 

We urge the members of our community to follow the precautionary guidelines outlined by the BCCDC: Stay home whenever possible, keep your distance, and make sure surfaces are disinfected and hands are clean. At times like these we need to keep the wellness of the whole community in mind and do our part. 

We will post updates as soon as we have new information. Please direct any questions or clarification requests to Ana Rose Carrico at stationmanager@citr.ca, or visit citr.ca/contact for department-specific communication. 

To minimize your risk we urge everyone to follow the recommendations from the BC Centre for Disease Control:

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for 20-30 seconds
  • Disinfect your cell phone regularly
  • Cough or sneeze inside your elbow
  • Avoid unnecessary contact such as hand-shakes and hugs
  • Don’t share food, cups, bowls, plates or cutlery
  • Wash your water bottle and travel mug regularly
  • Anyone who is feeling unwell stay home regardless of the severity of the symptoms.
  • Anyone who traveled to Hubei, China, Italy or Iran should stay home or self-isolate for 14 days, immediately on their return. They should monitor themselves daily for symptoms (fever, cough, muscle aches, difficulty breathing).
  • As of March 12, 2020, anyone who traveled anywhere outside of Canada (including the United States) should stay home or self-isolate 14 days immediately on their return. They should monitor themselves daily for symptoms (fever, cough, muscle aches, difficulty breathing).
  • Anyone who has been laboratory tested for COVID-19 should stay home or self-isolate until their test results are known.
  • Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 by laboratory testing should stay home or self-isolate in their residence/room alone for 14 days after their last encounter. Individuals should monitor themselves daily for symptoms (fever, cough, muscle aches, difficulty breathing).

 

Additional Resources

UBC COVID-19 updates

Vancouver Coastal Health

Public Health Agency of Canada

BC Centre for Disease Control

Government travel advisories related to COVID-19

World Health Organization