NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell announced Thursday that he has tested positive for coronavirus in Los Angeles.
“I recently have been feeling under the weather and just learned that I have tested positive for COVID-19,” Shell wrote in an email to company employees. “Although the virus has been tough to cope with, I have managed to work remotely in L.A. and am improving every day.”
Shell, 59, became the company’s CEO in January, replacing Steve Burke.
In his email, Shell said company employees should plan to work at home as long as it takes to prevent the spread of the virus.
“The other reason to work from home is that in the event you contract the virus, it will limit the number of your colleagues you inadvertently expose,” he wrote. “As some of you now know, I myself am in this category.”
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