Ellen DeGeneres Halts Talk Show’s Production After Testing Positive For COVID-19

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American talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres is the latest public figure to test positive for the novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

The ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ host shared the news from her verified Twitter account on on Thursday December 10. “I want to let you all know that I tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, I’m feeling fine right now,” the tweet read.

“Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines. I’ll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe.”

The shutdown comes as “Ellen” ratings were on a roll thanks to the show’s annual “12 Days of Giveaways” series. The show hit its highest rating since May during the week ending November 29.

Season 18 of daytime TV show premiered on September 21 after months of controversy involving an internal investigation after allegations of racism, sexual misconduct and other workplace problems.

After claims from former employees that cited sexual misconduct and harassment, racist comments made by senior producers and staffers getting fired for taking time off to attend family funerals, among other alleged actions, the show fired executive producers Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman, all of whom were named.

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