"I've tested negative thus far, but will be at home quarantining 'til it's safe for me to be back at work without putting anyone at risk," Maddow said in a message posted Friday on social media. MSBNC declined to elaborate on the statement.
Maddow's 9 p.m. weeknight berth is the linchpin of the MSNBC primetime lineup, and she has had a key role in the cable news outlet's coverage of the 2020 election. She has been anchoring hours of programming along with Brian Williams, Nicolle Wallace and Joy Reid.
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Wallace, Reid and Williams are expected to continue without Maddow. "Wishing everyone patience and calm; may these remarkable times bring out the best in us," said Maddow. "See you soon!"
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More to come . . .