CNN started shutting down all US offices for non-essential workers after the COVID-19 infections surge, according to a memo released on Saturday.
The network's president Jeff Zucker said: "We are doing this out of an abundance of caution," adding, "And it will also protect those who will be in the office by minimizing the number of people who are there."
Regarding employees who have to work at their offices, they will be required to wear facial masks during their office shifts.
In addition, the network will make several adjustments for its studios and backstage areas, including, control rooms, to decrease the number of workers at offices.
The omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in 89 countries and is spreading rapidly even in places with high levels of population immunity, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Saturday.
It is worthy to mention that several US cities see a huge increase in Coronavirus cases such as New York city that reported a new record single-day infection increase.