CNN’s Jeff Zucker told employees yesterday that it would be closing its offices to nonessential employees because of rising COVID cases at the network.
“If your job does not require you to be in the office in order to do it, please work from elsewhere,” Mr. Zucker said in the memo.
Mr. Zucker said the network would be making changes to studios and control rooms to “minimize the number of people in our spaces.”
The network, which had been using its full-scale studios for its shows, will go back to using “flash studios.” These are small studios that can be operated remotely by fewer people, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Mr. Zucker said employees in the office will be required to wear masks unless they are eating or drinking or in a room by themselves.
Everyone at CNN is required to be vaccinated and they fired three people previously for coming to work without being vaccinated.