Jake Tapper Tested Positive For COVID At CNN, But Stayed At The Studio And Taped His Show Anyway

Posted May 24, 2022 by with 0 comments

Via DailyBeast:

The CNN star tested positive for the virus while at the network’s D.C. bureau on Monday, May 9, just prior to taping his 4 p.m. ET show, but according to two people familiar with the situation, he did not go home immediately, incensing some colleagues.

Although some of Tapper’s colleagues were irate that he remained in the building even after testing positive, CNN maintains that he followed protocol.

“Testing is voluntary to enter our offices. It is mandatory to enter the studios. He tested shortly before his show,” a network spokesperson told Confider. “When he was notified of the positive result, he asked CNN execs what to do and then followed it to the letter—he double-masked and isolated, did the show solo in a flash studio (single-person enclosed room) and went home immediately after.”


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