Culver City Apple employee tests positive for COVID-19

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Apple employees at the company’s Culver City offices may have been exposed to COVID-19 after an employee tested positive for the virus. Culver City is Apple’s entertainment hub where much of the work on Apple TV+ and Apple Music is done.

“An Apple employee at its Culver City office has tested positive for COVID-19,” reports Billboard. Employees were alerted to the situation via email on Saturday. The offices have reportedly remained open despite the outbreak situation.

Apple closed all of its retail stores outside of mainland China during the weekend in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s retail locations are all undergoing deep cleaning daily. CEO Tim Cook revealed the company has committed $15 million worldwide to battle the COVID-19 pandemic so far.

Billboard also reported that Universal Music Group chairman Lucian Grainge has been hospitalized by COVID-19. His 60th birthday party in Palm Springs was held on February 29 and was attended by Tim Cook and vp of software and services, Eddy Cue. It’s unknown if Grainge had already contracted COVID-19 before the party.

Cult of Mac contacted Apple for comment on the issue but has not received a reply at this time.