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Fox Business host Lou Dobbs in self-quarantine after staffer tests positive for coronavirus

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs in self-quarantine after staffer tests positive for coronavirus

Television host Lou DobbsLouis (Lou) Carl DobbsLou Dobbs demands GOP help Trump fight for 'what is rightfully his' The Memo: Trump hits out as tide moves for Biden Trump surrogate on election legal challenges: 'Hopefully Amy Coney Barrett will come through' MORE is in self-quarantine after a staffer on his Fox Business show tested positive for the coronavirus. 

"[Dobbs] is in self-quarantine tonight. We just learned that one of his team members has tested positive for COVID-19," said Fox Business host David Asman. "We fully support that employee 100 percent, who we all wish a speedy recovery.

“Lou feels well, he has no symptoms, but out of an abundance of caution, he and his team are taking the necessary precautions," Asman added.

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The news came after the network announced plans to remove two additional hours from its daily programming schedule. The move will temporarily cease production of Fox Business’s 5 a.m. program, "FBN am" and its 5 p.m. offering, "Bulls & Bears."

“While FBN will remain committed to delivering up-to-the-minute breaking business news and analysis, our first priority is the health and safety of our employees,” Fox Business Network President Lauren Petterson said in a Friday statement. “This scaled back schedule will ensure we continue to deliver critical information to our audience amidst this global pandemic and time of market volatility while helping to fight the further escalation of the coronavirus.”

Dobbs’s show, “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” is set to air live at 5 p.m. in the place of "Bulls & Bears" and repeat at its usual time of 7 p.m.

The network also revamped its scheduling last week, adding four hours of live programming, including "Fox News @ Night" with Shannon BreamShannon BreamFirst release from Fox News Books reaches No. 2 on Amazon top-seller list Fox News Channel confronts criticism from right-of-center viewers Fox News Media signs three-book deal with HarperCollins in launch of publishing platform MORE until 1 a.m. and having chief breaking news correspondent Trace Gallagher anchor from then until 4 a.m.

The shuffle is part of an effort to reduce “the staff footprint” at its New York City headquarters, the network said in a March 13 memo.