Two additional Fox Media employees test positive for COVID-19

Two additional Fox Media employees test positive for COVID-19
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Two additional Fox Media employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the company announced in a staff memo on Saturday.

Two Fox News and two Fox Business employees have now been diagnosed with the disease.

The staff memo, sent by Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and its president and executive editor, Jay Wallace, confirmed that these employees work out of the company's New York City office. One was last in the office on March 6 and the other on March 16, they added.


The memo also stated that those who work directly with the infected employees should self-quarantine as a precaution. 

“On the advice of medical professionals, we have now made the determination that this employee’s direct co-workers/team self-quarantine for 14 days since last contact," the statement read.

"In addition to taking every necessary precaution and following every protocol, we are deep cleaning all areas this employee was in contact with, in addition to the daily sanitizing and disinfecting that has been performed several times a day throughout all key areas of the building.

The news comes one day after Fox Business announced its plans to remove two additional hours from its daily programming schedule as the coronavirus pandemic continues to prompt unprecedented changes to daily news shows and the way that news is reported.

It was also reported late Friday that the network's highest-rated host, Lou DobbsLouis (Lou) Carl DobbsSean Hannity and Lou Dobbs to be deposed in Seth Rich lawsuit: report Trump praises several Fox News shows at briefing for coverage of Russia probe GOP leader says he doesn't want Chamber's endorsement: 'They have sold out' MORE, is in self-quarantine "out of an abundance of precaution" after a staffer on his Fox Business show had tested positive for the coronavirus.

--This report was updated on March 22 at 9:29 a.m.