Report: 2 ESPN employees have tested positive for coronavirus
The coronavirus has reportedly reached The Worldwide Leader in Sports.
While ESPN is closely associated with Bristol, Connecticut, the reported cases are New York City-based employees. John Ourand of Sports Business Journal tweeted Sunday that, “Two ESPN employees based in NYC have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an internal memo ESPN just sent out.”
Ourand followed up with more details from the memo:
“Two of our colleagues, last in the office on March 11 and March 12, in the 77 West 66th Street building, tested positive for COVID-19. In respecting the privacy of these individuals, we cannot share their names.”
“We believe all employees who may have come in close contact have been working from home since then, and have been instructed to self-isolate and monitor as medical professionals advise…”
With the coronavirus situation in the Big Apple, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise to learn that ESPN employees are among those dealing with cases.