Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil anchored the show from their respective homes on Monday. King told viewers at the top of the 7 a.m.-9 a.m. ET broadcast that the move was designed to adhere to federal and state guidelines for social distancing. The decision comes amid reports that the contagion is spreading fast across New York state.
“We, like you, are practicing social distancing out of an abundance of caution,” King said.
The “CBS This Morning” team has already been forced to scramble during the past few weeks as the coronavirus outbreak forced the show out of its regular studio at CBS Broadcast Center on Manhattan’s Westside.
The show moved to CBS News’ Washington, D.C. bureau for a few editions, and then two weeks ago moved to “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s” studio at the Ed Sullivan Theatre after production on Colbert’s show was temporarily shut down.
Mason had already begun anchoring from his Manhattan home last week after a member of his family exhibited some signs of a possible infection.
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