How We're Helping
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented time for the nation, causing Americans to alter how they communicate and connect with family, friends, co-workers and community. Public media has become that vital connection by informing, educating, enriching and enlightening.
With more than 80 percent of Americans being told to stay at home, public media's services are a lifeline to community resources, health and safety information, and the education needs of the nation's children.
Local public media stations across the nation have gone above and beyond, finding innovative ways to continue serving viewers, listeners and community. Click on your state below to learn more about the extraordinary ways local stations are fulfilling public media's mission to serve, educate and inform.
In an effort to provide students with remote-learning options that do not require internet access, the Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) partnered with the Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System (WTJX) to launch the eTeacher Network, which offered a host of educational programming on television for students in grades PreK-12. In addition, local teachers were featured on the eTeacher Network providing instruction through pre-recorded video links.
Breathe Yoga for Kids
WTJX premiered Breathe Yoga for Kids, taped in partnership with Breathe St. Thomas, which encouraged parents to bond with their kids and practice the Yoga routines with them. The routines help keep children calm and focused, while they are home and less active than usual.