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CNN is closing its offices to nonessential employees, network President Jeff Zucker told employees in a memo Saturday, as Covid-19 cases rise at the network and nationwide.
Employees who don’t need to be in the office to produce shows or provide other essential functions for the network’s broadcast operations will be asked to work from home, Mr. Zucker said, citing a surge of cases of Covid-19 at CNN.
"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."
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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.