NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell Says He Tested Positive for COVID-19

NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell announced today in an email sent to employees that he's tested positive for the novel 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. “Although the virus has been tough to cope with, I have managed to work remotely in L.A. and am improving every day.”

Shell reminded employees that they should be prepared to work from home as long as it takes to curb 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.”

Shell, 59, was appointed the company's CEO in January, replacing Steve Burke.

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