Gannett, Fox News Take Steps to Empty Offices

The head of Gannett, the nation's largest newspaper chain, urged employees able to telecommute to "refrain from coming into the office unless absolutely necessary" because of the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Published 12 March 2020

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper chain, on Thursday urged employees able to telecommute to “refrain from coming into the office unless absolutely necessary” because of the coronavirus outbreak. Gannett and Fox News were the latest media companies to issue directives to workers designed to minimize transmission of the disease, both focusing on reducing the number of people in offices. Paul Bascobert, president and CEO of Gannett, said in… Read at AP News