Entertainment TV Savannah Guthrie Leaves' Today' Early After Testing Positive for COVID on Air Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb were both absent from Today on Tuesday By Kelly Wynne Kelly Wynne Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on February 28, 2023 09:48 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Savannah Guthrie tested positive for COVID on Tuesday while hosting Today. The anchor unexpectedly stepped away early from Tuesday's broadcast. But her positive test was reported on air by Sheinelle Jones during the show's 8 a.m. hour. "By the way, it has been an interesting morning for us," Jones began. "As we said, Savannah left early, she wasn't feeling great, so she took a COVID test. It came back positive." Jones added, "So, as soon as we found out, she rushed home to rest up. So Savannah, we love you, wishing you a speedy recovery." Nathan Congleton/NBC/Getty Jenna Bush Hager and Hoda Kotb Gently Rib Savannah Guthrie for 'Spa Retreat' COVID Quarantine This isn't the first time Guthrie, 51 — who is vaccinated — has had to miss a Today broadcast because of a positive COVID test. Her first time off air was in January 2022. The host's sick day comes just one day after her Today counterpart Hoda Kotb was notably absent. Kotb, 58, did not return Tuesday. There's been no public statement on why Kotb was off air, or if it's also related to COVID. Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb. Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty PEOPLE reached out to Today for comment. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Today airs weekdays at 7 a.m. ET on NBC.