Two more FOX News staffers have tested positive for COVID-19. As of Wednesday, the network’s New York office has confirmed six total cases of the virus. Of the two most recent cases, one employee was in the office last on March 12, while the other was in the office as recently as March 20.
“As you know, we have communicated every positive test we have received to the entire Fox News Media operation. As expected, we have two more cases in the New York office which brings the total to six and all individuals affected have been notified,” FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott wrote in a memo.
Later in the memo, Scott reportedly tells employees not to enter the building if their temperature is “above 100.4°F.”
“Please wash your hands frequently and practice good hygiene for the health and protection of everyone working in our buildings right now. Just as importantly, keep your distance while working in the office – everything that can be done by phone or Zoom even on the same floor or building should be,” Scott adds.
Much of the staff has been working remotely for the past week. The network has also ceased all booking, had hosts sit six feet apart and instructed guests to video call in rather than appear in studio.