Sports Business Journal reporter John Ourand has tweeted that two ESPN employees based out of New York City have tested positive for coronavirus. He had referred to an internal ESPN memo.
Two ESPN employees based in NYC have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an internal memo ESPN just sent out.
— John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) March 22, 2020
Though the names of the infected persons were not revealed, Ourand had revealed that the cases were reported from ESPN’s Manhattan office. The is further revealed that the two professionals were working from home for the past two weeks.
In addition to its main campus in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN has an office on West 66th Street in New York City. ESPN says the areas where the employees work have been disinfected and deep cleaned repeatedly since March 12.
These are the first reported case of broadcast professionals getting affected by the COVID-19 virus.
Sports fraternity worldwide, however, has been hit hard by virus, which still has no anti-dose. In the USA itself, sports icons like Kevin Durant, Marcus Smart, Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, and two Lakers players have tested positive for the Coronavirus.