10 Employees At Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith’s Production Company Have Tested Positive For COVID-19
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s production company, Westbrook Inc, is facing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. According to reports, at least ten employees at the production company have tested positive for the coronavirus last week. The outbreak was recorded and posted on L.A. County’s public health website, listing nine staff members with laboratory-confirmed cases at their Calabasas office.
Reps for Westbrook state,
“We received 10 positive tests and the crew members quarantined and remain in quarantine. All 10 people were retested and have received negative results. We will continue to follow all official guidelines and safety protocols.”
The company also said it is cooperating with a Department of Public Health investigation. Los Angeles County guidelines require that employees remain home for 10 days after testing positive. The county also requires that anyone who was in “close contact” with a person who has tested positive self-quarantine for 14 days. The Westbrook representative said that “close contacts” had self-quarantined, but did not specify how many.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith founded Westbrook Inc in 2019 and is the parent company of Westbrook Studios, Will Smith’s TV and Film production company. The company also includes Red Table Talk Productions, which produces Jada Pinkett Smith’s show, as well as Westbrook Media.
Will and Jada have both dedicated episodes of their own respective shows on the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, Jada hosted a discussion about the science behind the coronavirus. She also talked about relationship strains caused by the virus on her show in April.
How does coronavirus spread from person to person? Renowned epidemiologist Dr. Osterholm details how COVID-19 can be transmitted by simply breathing.
— Red Table Talk (@RedTableTalk) March 18, 2020
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