Dr. Oz to Host Show from Home After Staffer Contracts Coronavirus: Report
According to the outlet, Amy Chiaro, showrunner of The Dr. Oz Show, sent an email to the full staff on Wednesday and alerted them that one employee had tested positive for coronavirus.
The staffer reportedly worked out of the New York City office and had a dry cough. While his symptoms were “subtle,” the staffer was sent home last Thursday and Dr. Oz, 59, suggested he be tested.
According to Page Six, Chairo said that to their knowledge, the staffer is the only employee that has been tested for coronavirus thus far.
While Dr. Oz suspended his live studio audience last week, he has had guests on the show since the staffer was sent home Thursday. He has also recently guest co-hosted The View.
Reps for The Dr. Oz Show did not respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment.
While The View currently remains on-air without a live studio audience, co-host Joy Behar has taken a break from the ABC talk show to remain healthy, while Whoopi Goldberg is moderating via video feed from her New Jersey home.
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