Tapper examined optimistic for the virus whereas on the bureau on Monday Could 9, simply earlier than taping his 4 p.m. ET. present, two folks acquainted with the state of affairs advised The Every day Beast’s media publication, Confider. Nevertheless, he didn’t go dwelling instantly, as a substitute selecting to shoot “The Lead” on web site.
The next day, CNN’s Dana Bash crammed in for Tapper. By Wednesday, he was again on air, filming from what seemed to be a house studio.
CNN acknowledged that Tapper did the present after testing optimistic, however maintained he didn’t break any guidelines.
“Testing is voluntary to enter our places of work. It’s obligatory to enter the studios. He examined shortly earlier than his present,” a community spokesperson advised Confider. “When he was notified of the optimistic consequence, he requested CNN execs what to do after which adopted it to the letter ― he double-masked and remoted, did the present solo in a flash studio (single-person enclosed room) and went dwelling instantly after.”
“Everybody on ‘The Lead’ crew was notified throughout their pre-show name that day. Jake had solely been in direct contact with a number of others, who have been additionally notified,” the spokesperson added.