NEVER provide interviews
The POD Manager/Press Assistant DOES NOT provide information or interviews to the media, unless specifically directed by the Lead Public Information Officer.
No staff member at the POD is to provide any type of interview to any member of the media. Again, it is handy to move the media to a separate room so that they will be less likely to interview members of the public as well.
This allows the POD to perform its function without having to respond to media requests and for our department to provide a consistent and coordinated message to the public.
By distributing information in this manner a uniform message will be given to all persons throughout the county and we will be able to better control “rumors”.