The County and the Media

All media inquiries need to be directed to the Public Information Officer (PIO) or appropriate designee.

The County already has systems in place to create and distribute information to the Media. In order for the POD to work efficiently with these systems it is very important that you:

  • Only distribute items which have been approved to release.
  • NEVER try to answer any questions from the Media. Send them to the County EOC, Public Information Officer (PIO) or Joint Information Center (JIC).

The Media can be persistent when they show up to a POD and “want answers for their story”. Don’t let them interrupt the functionality of the POD. Try to lead them to the an empty room or the designated Media area so that you can forward their requests to the PIO.


Here are some responses that may be recommended by the PIO: