NEW YORK — Several Fox News anchors have reportedly been told to quarantine after a passenger on a private plane they were on tested positive for coronavirus.
Chief political anchor Bret Baier confirmed Monday that he was among those on the flight from Nashville to New York after last week’s presidential debate.
“We’re taking all the precautions,” Baier, who announced that he would be anchoring from home this week, said on Brian Kilmeade’s radio show Monday.
Network president Jay Wallace, “The Story” anchor Martha MacCallum, and Dana Perino and Juan Williams, two hosts of “The Five,” were also told to quarantine, according to the New York Times.
Everyone on board has reportedly been told to get tested, but it’s unclear if any other positive results have come back.
Reached by the Daily News, a Fox News spokesperson would not answer any questions, citing “the need to keep private health information confidential.”
All four affected hosts are expected to work remotely until they have received three consecutive negative tests, according to the Washington Post.
Baier and MacCallum are scheduled to anchor election night coverage from the studio, but a Fox News spokesperson would not answer whether that is still possible.
“Over the next week it is crucial that we continue to remain vigilant,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a memo to staff, obtained by The Wrap.
“To that end, we will be further reducing some of the workforce in our buildings and operating virtually wherever possible throughout the week. We know this election will be like no other and it will be exciting to witness it first hand, but only those employees who are critical to that night’s production will be permitted to work from (the New York offices).”
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