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Fox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report

Numerous Fox News personalities including anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, as well as the network's president, Jay Wallace, were reportedly advised to quarantine following their exposure last week to a person who tested positive Sunday for COVID-19.

The New York Times reported that the other personalities at the network advised to quarantine included two co-hosts of "The Five," Juan Williams and Dana Perino. Williams is also a columnist for The Hill.

A Fox News spokesperson declined to confirm to The Hill or the Times on the details of who was exposed, citing health privacy concerns.

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Two people familiar with the situation told the Times that the exposure occurred on a charter flight from Nashville to New York following the final presidential debate last week between President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE and Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenObama: Ensuring democracy 'continues to work effectively' keeps me 'up at night' New Jersey landlords prohibited from asking potential tenants about criminal records Overnight Defense: Pentagon pulling some air defense assets from Middle East | Dems introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for discrimination | White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE.

The on-air personalities exposed are reportedly expected to continue hosting their shows from home.

Several employees of the network were tested for COVID-19 earlier this month after attending the first presidential debate, which Fox News anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceSunday shows - Biden foreign policy in focus Pompeo defends Trump on Russia in Chris Wallace interview Lewandowski says Trump has not spoken to him about being reinstated MORE moderated. Trump tested positive for COVID-19 following that debate and was subsequently hospitalized at Walter Reed Medical Center.

Updated to correctly note that Fox did not host the first presidential debate, which was moderated by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace.