Fox News Media President Jay Wallace and several of the network’s top personalities have reportedly been told to quarantine themselves and get tested for COVID-19 after they were all unknowingly exposed to an individual who had contracted the virus.
The New York Times reported on Sunday that besides Wallace, four anchors are expected to quarantine: Martha MacCallum, Dana Perino, Bret Baier, and Juan Williams. They will reportedly broadcast their respective programs from their homes.
Wallace and the hosts were reportedly exposed to an individual who later tested positive for COVID-19 when they flew together on a private plane from the debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Thursday.
A Fox News spokesperson, pointing to private health confidentiality, declined to confirm the Times’ report on how exactly Wallace and the anchors had gotten exposed.
Wallace and Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott informed network employees in a memo first obtained by Variety that Fox “will be further reducing some of the workforce in our buildings and operating virtually wherever possible throughout the week” in wake of the exposures.