Multiple top anchors for Fox News and the network’s president were reportedly advised to quarantine after possibly being exposed to COVID-19.
Fox News anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, president Jay Wallace as well as co-hosts Juan Williams and Dana Perino have all been reportedly advised to quarantine after being exposed to an individual who tested positive for the virus Sunday, according to The New York Times.
Fox News declined to confirm details to the Daily Caller. The network did not deny the report and referred back to the NYT, which wrote that a Fox News representative cited “the need to keep private health information confidential.”
“The anchors who were affected are expected to host their shows from home for the time being,” the NYT reported.
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The Fox News employees were reportedly on a charter flight from Nashville, Tennessee, to New York after the last presidential debate Thursday, according to the NYT, which cited anonymous individuals. The person who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday was on that flight alongside network executives, staffers and various executives for the company.
Those on the plane have been told to get tested for COVID-19 and quarantine and it is not known if more than one individual on board tested positive, the NYT reported. (RELATED: Trump Orders Mnuchin, Meadows And GOP Leadership To Stop Negotiating Coronavirus Stimulus Until After The Election)