Two employees of CBS News have tested positive for COVID-19. The two employees worked in two different locations and will not return to work for the time being. Furthermore, the network is asking employees that may have worked with those employees to work from from home. Broadcasts filmed at the two unidentified locations will film in other locations for now. In spite of the news, CBS News asserts that they will continue to broadcast the news as they normally would.
“Our broadcasts will continue to go on and we are working with every EP and CBSN and each has determined the best alternative location to originate,” CBS News President Susan Zirinsky stated.
“We are asking that employees in both buildings work remotely for the next two days while the buildings are cleaned and disinfected,” she added.
“In addition, we have identified employees who may have been in direct contact with these individuals in question, and they will be asked to self-quarantine and work remotely for the next 14 days. At this point, we anticipate the offices will be open Monday,” she concluded.
Previously, shows like Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and The Wendy Williams Show have taken precaution in dealing with this pandemic.