How to Describe Pandemic Restrictions to Listeners

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, your listeners may still be confused about the difference between “Shelter-in-Place” orders and “Stay-at-Home” orders, which they continue to hear during public safety messaging. How do you explain the difference?

NFCB provides this article (login required) with guidance on this matter. The distinction is important. Cities, counties and states across the country have issued instructions to the public to implement various distancing measures to flatten the coronavirus infection curve. The title, or event code terminology, used by Alerting Authorities in alerts regarding restrictions because of COVID-19 has varied.

NFCB offers many templates, resources and regulatory guidance in the Solution Center, our 24/7 accessible knowledgebase for community radio stations. This member service is one of the benefits of being involved in NFCB. You can spend all day finding answers or asking online and maybe getting wrong information. But the Solution Center is one-stop website tool for all your community radio station needs. Contact NFCB today to become a member.

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