Courtesy of TPM:
Fox News Media President Jay Wallace and several of the network’s top personalities have reportedly been told to quarantine themselves and get tested for COVID-19 after they were all unknowingly exposed to an individual who had contracted the virus.
The New York Times reported on Sunday that besides Wallace, four anchors are expected to quarantine: Martha MacCallum, Dana Perino, Bret Baier, and Juan Williams. They will reportedly broadcast their respective programs from their homes.
Wallace and the hosts were reportedly exposed to an individual who later tested positive for COVID-19 when they flew together on a private plane from the debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Thursday.
It sounds like the virus has spread at the home office as well.
Courtesy of CNN:
Fox News said Monday that several people at the network recently tested positive for Covid-19, on the heels of a report that several top anchors and commentators are quarantining at home.
With an eye toward the all-important Election Night coverage next week, the network said “we will be further reducing some of the workforce in our buildings” out of an abundance of caution.
The network will be “operating virtually wherever possible” this week, Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace said in a Monday morning memo to staffers. This means that a greater number of shows will be hosted from the home studios of Fox’s on-air talent.
On Election Night, “only those employees who are critical to that night’s production will be permitted to work from” the network’s headquarters in New York, Monday’s memo said.
Fox did not identify any of the people at the network who have tested positive, but said there are “a few” cases across the company.
Gee, it would be a damn shame if Fox News found itself crippled by a virus that their constant stream of misinformation helped to spread.
Don’t you think?