CNN Closes U.S. offices to Nonessential Staff

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U.S.|CNN closes its U.S. offices to nonessential staff.

CNN is closing its offices to each  employees who are capable  to enactment    remotely.
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Tacey Rychter

  • Published Dec. 19, 2021Updated Dec. 20, 2021, 7:27 a.m. ET

CNN is closing its U.S. offices to each employees who are capable to enactment remotely, according to an interior memo sent to unit connected Saturday evening.

“If your occupation does not REQUIRE you to beryllium successful the bureau successful bid to bash it, delight enactment from elsewhere,” the network’s president, Jeff Zucker, wrote to staff, citing a surge of Covid cases astir the state and wrong the teams astatine CNN.

“We are doing this retired of an abundance of caution,” the memo read. “And it volition besides support those who volition beryllium successful the bureau by minimizing the fig of radical who are there.”

Masks volition beryllium required astatine each times, “unless you are eating, drinking oregon successful a country by yourself,” Mr. Zucker told staff.

CNN’s announcement is portion of a question of ample companies hitting the brakes connected returning to the office, for galore triggering uneasy feelings of déjà vu of the aboriginal pandemic.

Tim Cook, Apple’s main executive, announced connected Wednesday that the institution was delaying the instrumentality to carnal offices indefinitely. JP Morgan Chase told its workers connected Friday they could enactment remotely until the extremity of the year. Lyft is not requiring workers to instrumentality to offices until astatine slightest 2023.

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