Small COVID-19 outbreak hits ‘DWTS’ production crew – La Occasions

Just like La County dropped its mask requirement on riding on the bus as well as in airports, that big bus referred to as “Dancing Using the Stars” pulled in to the station having a small COVID-19 outbreak after its premiere Monday.

Take it easy: No “Stars” has fallen ill.

Four production employees from 300 tested positive for that virus during the period of 5 days, a “DWTS” spokesperson stated Friday via email. The 4 people operate in different departments that do not have in-person connection with one another.

In reaction, the development disinfected the whole set, implemented immediate contact tracing so that as an additional precaution requested nearly all its employees for you to use home.


“No close contact from the four positive production employees has since tested positive,” the spokesperson stated.

The show’s COVID-19 compliance officer so long as information towards the Department of Public Health insurance and was removed to carry on production, the spokesperson stated.

The development also works together with a “strict” pod system, that your associated with the show described to People last October after contestant Cody Rigsby and pro Cheryl Burke tested positive. “[A]ll couples their very own hair and makeup therefore the pods are a maximum of four people.” When couples rehearsed last season, these were alone within the wedding rehearsal room with simply a automatic camera to capture their activity for that show.

Additionally to some roster of professional dancers, the growing season 31 “DWTS” cast includes Selma Blair of “Cruel Intentions,” Trevor Donovan from “90210,” Daniel Durant of “CODA,” Cheryl Ladd of “Charlie’s Angels,” Jason Lewis from “Sex and also the City,” “Let’s Create a Deal” host Wayne Brady, country singer Jessie James Decker, “Good Morning America” weatherman Mike Champion, “American Idol” champion Jordin Sparks, Gabby Windey of “The Bachelorette,” Vinny Guadagnino of “Jersey Shore,” Teresa Giudice of “The Real Housewives of Nj,” Shangela from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” bodybuilder and model Frederick Baena and Charli and Heidi D’Amelio from “The D’Amelio Show.”

“Dancing Using the Stars” is streaming live and commercial-free the very first time this year solely on subscription streaming service Disney+. Tyra Banks and Alfonso Ribiero host the show, and Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman and Derek Hough from the idol judges panel.