NBC News says “Today” staffer tested positive for coronavirus
NBC News announced Monday that a staffer on the “Today” show who worked in the network’s headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The positive test led to two of the show’s stars, Al Roker and Craig Melvin, spending the day off air as a precaution.
“Last night we learned a colleague of ours on the third hour of ‘Today’ has tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus,” anchor Savannah Guthrie said on the show Monday morning. She said Roker and Melvin took the morning off “out of an abundance of caution.”
Guthrie and fellow anchor Hoda Kotb sat six feet apart from each other during Monday’s broadcast, in compliance with.
[Source: CBS News]