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COVID-19: A Look At How Calgary Is Defending Staff Throughout The Pandemic – Calgary

The Global Calgary Newsroom is just one example of a workplace that sounds much quieter and looks very different during the COVID-19 pandemic. The staff are spread across the building, and for some across the city.

The Global Calgary News Team, from anchors to photographers to online journalists, had to adjust to a different way of working. Here you can see the different ways the news channel adapts to the COVID-19 health measures to ensure the safety of all employees as well as the employees we interviewed.

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While Alberta Health Services says anchors don’t need to wear a face mask while reading the news, whenever two Global News anchors sit on the news desk, there is a removable plastic barrier between them.

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Global News host Joel Senick highlights one of the many COVID-19 security measures that have been taken in Global Calgary – a plastic barrier on the news desk.

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The weather and traffic anchors are also at least two meters away from the news desk and separated from each other.

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In the rest of the station, employees must wear masks unless they are sitting at the desks provided for this purpose.

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To help with physical distancing and contact tracking, each employee is assigned a desk and most workstations are closed.

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A closed workplace in Global Calgary.

A closed workplace in Global Calgary.

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Most employees, however, work from home, which means that the newsroom has far fewer people than in the past.

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The only people who physically come into the office are those who cannot work remotely without having a significant impact on daily operations at Global, such as producers and control room workers.

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Reporters and photographers also work mainly on site. When reporting an event, keep a safe physical distance from others and follow thorough disinfection protocols.

A television crew from Global News arrives at an interview location following various COVID-19 public health measures.

A television crew from Global News arrives at an interview location following various COVID-19 public health measures.

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“The health and safety of our employees is our top priority,” said Alexandra Henderson, vice president of Corus, local broadcaster.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, Corus has moved the vast majority of our employees away from our wards to work from home.

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“Our internal COVID-19 core committee offers the employees who have to and must work on site, ongoing minutes. We continue to adhere to the restrictions and guidelines of the local health authorities. “

A Global News employee wearing a face mask sits behind a plastic barrier in the Global Calgary newsroom.

A Global News employee wearing a face mask sits behind a plastic barrier in the Global Calgary newsroom.

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