The global spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes, continues. And yet another Apple employee has tested positive.
According to a report from Billboard, an Apple employee at the Culver City office has tested positive for coronavirus. The report indicates that some employees at the location were notified of the positive testing on Saturday, however, the campus remains open at the time of publication. The Culver City office is where Apple TV+ and Apple Music services are primarily headquartered.
An employee at Apple’s Culver City campus in southern California has tested positive for coronavirus, multiple sources tell Billboard. Some Apple employees at the campus were alerted via email on Saturday, but the office remains open.
Up to this point, Apple has made a variety of changes to help mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Apple has already asked its employees that are capable of working from home to do so. However, there has been some speculation that option is not available to as many Apple employees as one might hope. Some engineers working on secret projects within the company might still need to go into the office, for instance.
This bit of news regarding another Apple employee testing positive for coronavirus comes hot on the heels of potential risk for Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, and iTunes chief Eddy Cue. Both executives attended the 60th birthday party of Universal Music Group chief executive Lucian Grainge back in February. It’s unknown if Grainge had the disease at the time, but the CEO has recently been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19.
This is the second Apple employee to test positive for coronavirus to this point. In the first case, an employee at the Apple Store in Santa Monica, California, tested positive for the disease while on leave.
Apple and production companies associated with Apple TV+ projects like See, The Morning Show, For All Mankind, and all the other in production series have been shut down due to coronavirus concerns. And Apple has decided to shut down all of its Apple Stores outside of China until March 27 in an effort to mitigate the spread of the disease.