'RHOBH' Production Shuts Down as Erika Girardi, Garcelle Beauvais and Lisa Rinna Test Positive for COVID

"Production is taking every precaution to keep people safe," a source tells PEOPLE of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast and crew

Erika Girardi, Garcelle Beauvais and Lisa Rinna.

Production on Season 12 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has paused due to an outbreak of COVID-19.

PEOPLE has learned that Garcelle Beauvais, Erika Girardi and Lisa Rinna recently tested positive for the coronavirus.

"The girls who are sick are trying to take care of themselves. The other cast members are nervous now that they might have it. Production is taking every precaution to keep people safe," a source tells PEOPLE.

"All of the ladies are vaccinated. They're fine and will be fine because of it," a source close to production tells PEOPLE.

Beauvais, who is also a co-host of The Real, shared the news of her COVID diagnosis in a video on Instagram Monday.

"I found out that I tested positive for COVID. I feel okay, I'm sure I will continue to feel okay. My boys are being tested, so far they've tested negative. We're going to continue testing them," she said, referencing her 14-year-old twin sons Jax and Jaid.

The actress, 55, said she "may show up" virtually over Zoom for her Real appearances. "A Monday morning update for you all. Thankful to be vaccinated and to not be showing symptoms. Please comment below with alllll the TV & movie recommendations for the next 10 days. I love you all!!" Beauvais wrote in her Instagram caption.

Reps for Bravo, Girardi and Rinna did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's requests for comment.

Recently, the ladies made an appearance at the 2021 People's Choice Awards along with their RHOBH costars Dorit Kemsley, Sutton Stracke, Kyle Richards and Crystal Kung Minkoff. (The Bravo series was nominated for The Reality Show of 2021, but lost to Keeping Up With the Kardashians. )

Kemsley and Richards, as well as recurring Housewife Kathy Hilton, were previously diagnosed with COVID last fall. At the time, production on the 11th season was halted.

Filming on Season 12 had already been filming with the continuation of Girardi's divorce from ex Tom Girardi in November 2020 playing out in real-time. The aftermath of the Bravo star being accused of conspiring with him is ongoing as well as the allegations of her using her "notoriety" to hide assets as a bankruptcy trustee continues to investigate his law firm.

In addition, Kemsley was the victim of an invasion and robbery at her Encino Hills, California, home on Oct. 27. Costars Beauvais, Richards, Rinna and Girardi were spotted supporting Kemsley days after the incident.

Then, on Nov. 23, Kemsley's husband, Paul "PK" Kemsley, was arrested for a DUI.

Also that month, Rinna announced the death of her mother Lois, less than a week after sharing the news that the 93-year-old was "transitioning" after having a stroke.

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Breakthrough cases — COVID-19 infections that occur in people who have been fully vaccinated against the virus — are possible and expected, as the vaccines are not 100% effective in preventing infections. Still, vaccinated people who test positive will likely be asymptomatic or experience a far milder illness than if they were not vaccinated. The majority of deaths from COVID-19 — around 98 to 99% — are in unvaccinated people.

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