Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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Dear FPA Members,

In my previous email of March 27, 2020, I advised you that FPA would be closed until at least April 15 (with "great possibility that the closure will extend beyond April 15"). Given the current circumstances of the COVID-19 viral infection status, the FPA closure is being extended until further notice.

However, FPA will very closely monitor Governor Northam's executive orders and the COVID-19 infection status and will make the appropriate decision on when to reopen FPA accordingly.

Although our production facilities will be closed, many of our television and radio producers and presenters produce their programs with either their own production equipment or alternative equipment other than FPA's production equipment. Such radio and TV program producers and presenters should follow the instructions below, provided by FPA Programming Director Maryam Shah.

Please stay safe!

Chuck Peña
Executive Director
Fairfax Public Access

TV PRESENTERS: At this time, TV program presenters may mail their shows on physical media to the station for cablecast. You may submit your shows on tape, DVD, or Bluray, along with a Program Submission form availble at the following link: default/files/ ProgramSubmissionFormWeb2019. pdf

If you would like to send in a USB drive with your content on it, you may do so at this time; however, once we fully reopen, this option will not continue to be provided. If you do opt to mail us a drive, I do suggest you insure it via USPS. We are not responsible for any lost drives or media mailed to us. Additionally, please note that we may be unable to return your drives during this time, but can hold them for you for return at a later date. Please mail your TV programs to: Fairfax Public Access Attn: ProgrammIng Department 2929-S Eskridge Road Fairfax, VA 22031

RADIO PRODUCERS: You may continue to upload your episodes to us for airing. I will do my best to keep your content airing in a timely fashion, although I do ask for your patience as we are largely working remotely. If you require immediate assistance, please send an email to Programming Director Maryam Shah at We will do our best to get your content airing as quickly as possible, however I can not guarantee the usual turn around time and episodes may air late during this time frame. I do ask for your patience during this time as we are doing our best to keep content airing and as fresh as possible. During this closure period, no regular time slots will be removed and no producer will be penalized for lack of content. Rest assured that we are willing to work with you as much as we can to keep your content airing in a timely fashion. I want to thank you for being a part of the FPA community and hope that our entire community is kept safe and healthy during this time. Stay safe, Maryam Shah Director of Programming 571-749-1118