Facebook Shuts Down Its Seattle Headquarters After Employee Tests Positive For Coronavirus


Facebook has announced that a contractor working in its Seattle headquarters has tested positive for coronavirus, as the disease continues to spread through Washington State.

The employee was last in the social media giant’s Stadium East office in Seattle on February 21 – around 12 miles from the nursing home which is connected to at least six coronavirus deaths in the US.

The company alerted the rest of the workforce Wednesday night and announced that the office will be closed next week until at least March 9.

All employees are also being encouraged to work from home for the remainder of the month.