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Fox News president and multiple hosts advised to quarantine as COVID-19 precaution

Fox News said multiple people at the network tested positive for COVID-19, and some were possibly exposed on a return flight after Thursday's presidential debate.

Multiple people at Fox News were possibly exposed to the coronavirus on a return charter flight after Thursday night's presidential debate in Nashville. 

Monday CNN reported that Fox News announced several people at the network had recently tested positive for COVID-19. 

Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace said in a Monday morning statement to staff, "we will be further reducing some of the workforce in our buildings," and wrote that the network will be "operating virtually wherever possible" this week.  

Jay Wallace, the president of Fox News, along with anchors Martha MacCallulm and Bret Baier, were among those on the flight back from Thursday's debate who were recommended testing and quarantine after a possible COVID-19 exposure, the New York Times and Axios reported. After a person on the flight later tested positive for the virus, others on the plane were later informed. 

As the New York Times reported, "The anchors who were affected are expected to host their shows from home." 

At the time, Fox News declined to comment further or confirm details as of Sunday citing to Axios "the need to keep private health information confidential."  

Fox News told the New York Times that staff members in Nashville were regularly tested by the network, as well as the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Also on the flight, which was headed to New York from Nashville following the debate, were members of the Fox News show "The Five," Juan Williams and Dana Perino.