In the interest of the general public and our loyal clients, La Mega Media, Inc. is moving swiftly to align with government decisions — both nationally and locally — related to COVID-19* (the coronavirus).
The President declared a national emergency, recognizing the coronavirus as a pandemic. Numerous institutions — from public schools to professional sports — are shutting down and/or greatly limiting events that involve large numbers of people.
Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine issued a formal ban of events larger than 100 people and recently revised downward to 50 people. Public schools will be shut down indefinitely. As of today, no less than 100,000 people in Ohio are suspected of having the virus.
The goal of the policies is to “flatten the curve” of infection spreading by minimizing social contact for several weeks, allowing the virus (in the vast majority of cases not fatal) to run its course.
In the spirit of this effort, La Mega Media will:
- Refrain from promoting public events that exceed the currently indicated maximum size of 50 (subject to change)**
- Serve as a platform for doctors and government officials to inform the public as often as needed.
- Provide facts to keep its listeners and readers informed and help them comply with guidelines laid out by the Center For Disease Control (CDC), public officials and health professionals. Knowing and understanding will promote decisive and thought out action and reduce the threat of hysteria.
If we are to be successful in overcoming this crisis, it is important to be diligent in this effort. In the coming weeks, as we make collective progress, we will alter this policy to match federal and local recommendations.
|Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Overview: Coronavirus (COVID-19)||Visit website|
|The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America||View/Download PDF|
|Ohio Department of Health (ODH) - Questions about COVID-19?||View website|
*Notes about Corona Virus: COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death, is caused by the SARS-Co V-2 virus, which is a new strain of coronavirus that had not been previously identified in humans and can easily spread from person to person. The virus is spread between individuals who are in close contact with each other (within about six feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that individuals can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes.
**Referenced from Governor Mike DeWine's ban of mass gatherings on March 13th, 2019: Accordingly to avoid an imminent threat with a high probability of widespread exposure to COVID-19 with a significant risk of substantial harm to a large number of people in the general population, including the elderly and people with weakened immune systems and chronic medical conditions, I hereby ORDER that mass gatherings are prohibited in the State of Ohio. Mass gatherings are defined as any event or convening that brings together one hundred (100) or more persons in a single room or single space at the same time, such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, theater, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space. This would also include parades, fairs and festivals. For the purpose of clarity, a mass gathering does not include normal operations at airp011s, bus and train stations, medical facilities, libraries, shopping malls and centers, or other spaces where 100 or more persons may be in transit. It also does not include typical office environments, schools, restaurants, factories, or retail or grocery stores where large numbers of people are present, but it is unusual for them to be within arm's length of one another. A mass gathering also does not include athletic events that exclude spectators. Athletic and other events do not need to be cancelled or postponed if spectators and other attendees are excluded. This Order does not apply to and/or excludes immediate family members of participants in the athletic or other event, as well as anyone necessary for the event to take place. This Order does not apply to and/or excludes members of the media. This Order does not apply to and/or excludes religious gatherings, gatherings for the purpose of the expression of First Amendment protected speech, weddings and funerals. This Order shall take effect immediately and remain in full force and effect until the State of Emergency declared by the Governor no longer exists, or the Director of the Ohio Department of Health rescinds or modifies this Order. To the extent any public official enforcing this order has questions regarding the definition of mass gathering under this Order, the Director of Health hereby delegates to local health departments the authority to answer questions in writing and consistent with this Order. Regardless of whether an event or gathering falls within the definition of mass gathering, all persons are urged to maintain social distancing (approximately six feet away from other people) whenever possible and to continue to wash hands, utilize hand sanitizer and practice proper respiratory etiquette (coughing into bow, etc.)