The thirty first season of Dancing With the Stars premiered on its new residence of Disney+ this previous Monday (September 19), however the ongoing pandemic threatened to damage the enjoyable, as a minimum of 4 instances of COVID had been reported after the present’s first episode.
In response to Deadline, a DWTS spokesperson confirmed that each one 4 people who examined constructive are crew members that work in “fully completely different departments that wouldn’t have in-person contact with one another, primarily based on our pod system.”
“Contact tracing was instantly carried out,” the spokesperson continued. “All shut contacts had been notified and placed on an elevated testing cadence. No shut contact of the 4 constructive manufacturing workers has since examined constructive.”
The spokesperson added that the “whole set has been disinfected and as an additional precaution, we requested nearly all of workers to make money working from home.”
Whereas Deadline reported that it had heard greater than a dozen individuals had examined constructive, the spokesperson stated the quantity was incorrect. The spokesperson added that the Division of Public Well being has given the present the go-ahead to proceed “primarily based on our strict security protocols.”
So far as it’s recognized, the virus didn’t have an effect on any of the present’s judges or present forged members, which incorporates comic/actor Wayne Brady, The Bachelorette star Gabby Windey, social media character Charli D’Amelio, and actor Daniel Durant. The primary episode noticed Intercourse and the Metropolis actor Jason Lewis and his companion Peta Murgatroyd despatched packing after scoring the bottom factors of the night time.
Dancing With the Stars, Mondays, 8/7c, Disney+