The network will “operate almost wherever possible” this week, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and chairman Jay Wallace said in a note Monday morning to staff. This means there will be more performances from Fox Aerial Talent’s home studio.
Fox and other media outlets have been cautious amid the rising tide of coronavirus infection and the pervasive feeling that news workers need to be healthy and ready to switch vote counts that could continue for several days a week.
Monday’s memorandum stated that “election night,” only employees with significant productive night production will be allowed to work from “the network headquarters in New York.”
Fox did not identify anyone on the network who tested positive, but said there were several cases across the company.
On Sunday night, The New York Times reported that Wallace and “several network anchors, including Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum”, were advised to be quarantined after coming in contact with someone on a private flight who was later diagnosed with coronavirus. “”
A private flight was written by Fox to bring staff back from a presidential debate in Nashville last Thursday. According to The Times, the “Five” colleagues are Dana Perino and Juan Williams.
According to the document, the Fox star who was on the plane “expects to hold their show from home on schedule.”
Some Fox characters used to have a home studio before the epidemic; The network was set up for several more months in March, when work from home was organized in an effort to slow the spread of the disease. In recent months, network programming is being produced in the studio and at home.
Sources familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN Business that a Fox employee tested positive for the Covid-19 after flying from Nashville to Washington.
But the network did not confirm the Times report or comment on it, citing confidentiality of employee health records.