UPDATE 3/20: CISA has released this guide to assist with questions about the access letters.
Access and Fuel letters from the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) National Communications Coordination Branch (NCC), regarding COVID-19 are now available upon request.
These may be used to help facilitate access to your studios and transmitters in the event of travel restrictions and/or curfews in Colorado. The letters are valid through May 28, 2020.
Please note that while these letters are provided as a courtesy to help communications providers access their facilities as needed to maintain continuity of service, according to the NCC, state/local authorities retain final discretion on matters of local public safety, access and related issues.
Our role in the country’s EAS network and as first informers to our listeners and viewers make the continuous operation of stations a critical piece of the COVID-19 response. We urge each member to be in contact with staff at Emergency Management and within other areas of state government to ensure the most up-to-date information can be disseminated.
If you haven’t already received our email with links to the letters, please email us directly for the links.