COVID-19 is hitting home for employees of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s production company, Westbrook Inc., as at least 10 have tested positive for the virus.
LA County’s public health website lists nine staff members with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases at the company’s Calabasas office, The Jasmine Brand reported.
In a moment of transparency, Westbrook Inc. later revealed in a statement, “We received 10 positive tests and the crew members quarantined and remain in quarantine. All 10 people were retested and have received negative results. We will continue to follow all official guidelines and safety protocols.”
The Smiths founded Westbrook Inc. in 2019, establishing itself as the parent company of Westbrook Studios, Will’s television and film production company. Westbrook’s portfolio also includes Red Table Talk Productions, which produces Jada’s Facebook Watch series of the same name.
In a March episode, Jada featured renowned epidemiologist Dr. Osterholm, who explained just how COVID-19 is spread while Will interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci on his Snapchat quarantine show in April. The actor also did a Zoom concert with friend and musical partner DJ Jazzy Jeff, who has also battled coronavirus.