CBS46 (WGCL-TV) has two employees with COVID-19

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Originally posted Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Two unnamed CBS46 employees have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

“Both individuals are doing well,” according to a CBS46 (WGCL-TV) statement released today.

This past Saturday, the station broadcast its 6 p.m. newscast outside the building while “our cleaning crew deep cleaned the facility with CDC recommended cleaning products.” The CBS46 offices are on 14th Street just east of I-85 not far from Georgia Public Broadcasting.

CBS46 declined to say who specifically has the virus, citing privacy issues.

“We had already taken measures to operate with as few employees as possible onsite and the station and studio are cleaned twice daily per CDC guidelines,” the statement said. “Given our civic responsibility to the citizens of the Atlanta metropolitan area, WGCL CBS 46 will continue to provide news and information to the community.”

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