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Fox News President, Anchors Quarantine Following Coronavirus Exposure

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Bret Baier, right, and Martha MacCallum, left, during a Fox News town-hall style event on April 15, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (Matt Rourke/AP Photo)

By    |   Monday, 26 October 2020 12:09 PM

Multiple Fox News personnel are quarantining after they were exposed to a person who recently tested positive for the coronavirus while on a flight from the final presidential debate last week, The Washington Post reports.

Fox News Media President Jay Wallace, a group of unidentified network executives, and several top news anchors, including Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, were advised to quarantine after taking a charter flight from Nashville, Tennessee, to New York following the debate last Thursday, after another person aboard the flight later tested positive for COVID-19.

Among those to quarantine are Wallace, Baier, MacCallum, Dana Perino, and Juan Williams, who were all tested by the network and the Commission on Presidential Debates before they attended the debate. The Post reports that the hosts will continue to work on their shows from their homes until they have three consecutive negative tests.

A network representative for Fox would not confirm any details of the exposure, citing the need to keep private health information confidential.

In a memo to staffers Monday, Wallace and Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said any employee testing positive “will be quarantining and following all of our mandatory guidelines before they enter any of our buildings. Please know that we stay in close contact with those employees who have been affected and offer our complete support.”

The executives said the news company “will be further reducing some of the workforce in our building and operating virtually wherever possible throughout the week.” On Election Night, the executives said, “only those employees who are critical to that night’s production will be permitted” to work at Fox News’ New York headquarters. “We will have enhanced testing procedures in place and increased safety protocols have been instituted throughout all our buildings since the pandemic.”

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