Fox News Media headquarters in New York hit by 4 cases of coronavirus
Fox News confirmed a third and fourth case of coronavirus among New York-based Fox News Media employees on Saturday, six days after many employees began working from home.
The first case, a Fox Business Network staff member, was confirmed Friday with a second confirmation from Fox Business earlier Saturday, followed shortly after by the third and fourth cases, which are with Fox News.
An internal memo from Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and President and Editor-in-Chief Jay Wallace informed staffers on which floors the two people with the newly confirmed diagnoses work. One was last in the offices on March 6, while the other was most recently in office on Monday. Employees who worked with the two affected people have been asked to self-quarantine.
“We continue to take all necessary precautions and follow every protocol which includes thorough cleaning of all surfaces that these employees have come into contact with, in addition to daily sanitizing and disinfecting which has been carried out several times a year. daylight in all areas of the building,” the note reads.
The note continues: “We fully support these employees and wish them a speedy recovery. Again, we were prepared for such results and everything necessary was activated to handle this situation.
Other memos to staff outlined guidelines on working from home, advice on self-quarantine and links to educational sites like those of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and government health departments. states and locals. Fox News Media also canceled its upcoming departure and removed studio ratings for all applicable shows.
Fox News shows implemented social distancing all week, with hosts seated six feet apart and guests calling by video rather than appearing in the studio. Fox Business Network on Friday confirmed a plan to cut its programming by two hours a day amid the escalating coronavirus crisis.