QATV News

Quincy Chamber of Commerce President Tim Cahill explains a new program to help pay the rent of people in the hospitality industry who have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. If you're a hospitality worker, apply for assistance at www.QuincyHospitalitySupportFund.com. Other non-hospitality workers can apply for assistance at www.QCAP.org. Donations can be made at www.QuincyReliefFund.com.

QATV Closed: Quincy Access Television is currently closed to the public until further notice.  QATV Staff continue to produce programming, including daily COVID-19 updates airing on QATV-8 and on QATV.org.  For more information about QATV's closing, click here.

QATV-9 COVID-19 Information: In an effort to keep the public informed, Quincy Access Television has dedicated channel 9 to Coronavirus COVID-19 information and updates from the City of Quincy, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the CDC. QATV-8 will continue to have public access programming, in addition to government access programming and COVID-19 updates & information.

Member Programming: QATV is still accepting programs from our members to air on QATV-8. Programs can be submitted via Google Drive, Dropbox or email. Contact QATV staff for more information.

AM Quincy Programming: Until further notice, AM Quincy will be operating under a different format. From Monday to Friday, Joe Catalano will provide a news update every 30 minutes, from 7am to 9:30am, as well as interviews with local officials and community leaders. The show will continue to air on QATV Channel 8, and will be posted on our web site. We appreciate your understanding.

COVID-19 Video Submissions: Would you like to help document how COVID-19 has affected everyday life in Quincy? Want to tell your story of how you are adapting to working from home, social distancing or changes in home life? Use your phone, tablet or computer and submit a video to QATV. Email your video/link to download to covid19@qatv.org and look for the stories on QATV-8 soon.

Captains Kyle & Amber Maynor from the Quincy Salvation Army discuss how their organization is responding to the coronavirus crisis, including their food pantry.

Senator John Keenan talks about the state's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and his own personal experiences in dealing with the pandemic.

Quincy Health Commissioner Ruth Jones explains that there are 16 coronavirus cases in Quincy and that there has been one death linked to the virus.

Until further notice, AM Quincy will be operating under a different format. From Monday to Friday, Joe Catalano will provide a news update every 30 minutes, from 7am to 9:30am, as well as interviews with local officials and community leaders. The show will continue to air on QATV Channel 8, and will be posted on our web site. We appreciate your understanding.

Quincy Elder Services Director Tom Clasby explains how The Kennedy Center is responding to the coronavirus crisis.

In an effort to keep the public informed, Quincy Access Television has dedicated channel 9 to Coronavirus COVID-19 information and updates from the City of Quincy, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the CDC.  QATV-8 will continue to have public access programming, in addition to government access programming and COVID-19 updates and information.  For more information, please call 617-376-1440.

Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch and Quincy Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard DeCristofaro provide the latest updates on how Quincy is responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19.)

In an effort to minimize the risk of exposing staff, members and visitors to illness, Quincy Access Television will be closed to the public effective immediately and will remain closed to the public until further notice.  All reservations (studio, audio suite, portable equipment, editing, etc) are cancelled.  All scheduled classes are cancelled.  Individuals are asked to call or e-mail QATV with questions, comments or concerns.  We will monitor the public health situation regarding COVID-19 and determine when will be the best time to reopen to the public.

QATV Staff will continue to produce programming and keep citizens informed about all happenings regarding COVID-19, including updates from the City of Quincy, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and CDC.  QATV will continue to inform viewers regarding cancellation of events in the city.  Updates will be posted to the bulletin board and crawl on QATV-8 and QATV-9, as well as on our website (www.QATV.org) and on our social media outlets.

Members are welcome to continue submitting programs for airing on QATV.  Submissions may be made via email, Dropbox or Google Drive.  Please contact QATV's Michael Jarvie (mjarvie@qatv.org) to make arrangements.

Please know this decision was not made lightly, but after much thought and consideration.  By closing our doors, we believe we can do our part to help keep Quincy healthy and minimize risk to exposure.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 617-376-1440 x224.

I appreciate your understanding and hope you and your family remain well.

Jonathan Caliri
Acting Executive Director
Quincy Access Television

Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch provides an update on the city's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19.)

Quincy School Committee Vice Chairman Anthony Andronico chats about the new school website, plans for a special education learning center, and how the new state education funding formula will impact Quincy Public Schools.

Officers Bob Bell and Mike Foley of the Quincy Police Marine Unit explain this year's free Basic Boating Safety Classes.

Quincy Health Commissioner Ruth Jones shares the latest information on coronavirus (COVID-19,) and steps you can take to protect yourself.

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