Nintendo Of America Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

After delaying game releases and shutting down this year’s E3, the coronavirus outbreak has now hit Nintendo of America’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington. The Seattle Times is reporting a Nintendo employee has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and has also been in contact with other staff members.

The video game company reportedly confirmed this on Thursday evening. All Nintendo employees in contact with this individual are now in self-quarantine, whether they have symptoms or not. Here’s a direct statement from NoA:

Nintendo of America is supporting this individual as they recover and will continue to take precautions to safeguard the health and well-being of all our employees and the broader community

As stated last week, Nintendo is now allowing all of its staff located within the states of California and Washington to work from home.

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