Both of NBC’s late night hosts have now tested positive for coronavirus
By MixDex Article may include affiliate links
NBC has canceled production of Meyer’s show Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022 through Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.
Meyers tweeted Jan. 4 that he feels “fine” and credits vaccines and boosters.
The bad news is, I tested positive for COVID (thanks, 2022!) the good news is, I feel fine (thanks vaccines and booster!) We are canceling the rest of the shows this week, so tune in next Monday to see what cool location we will try and pass off as a studio!!!
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) January 4, 2022
Meyers appears to indicate that the network will resume production of his show Monday, Jan. 10, 2021, but from a remote location.
Recent CDC guidelines reduced the recommended isolation days to those who test positive for coronavirus but are not symptomatic to five days, which would, at least in theory, allow Meyers to return to work that day. However, NBCUniversal, like any company or organization, is free to use stricter requirements.
Meyer’s announcement comes just a day after Fallon announced he tested positive for coronavirus the day after the “Tonight Show” holiday hiatus began.
Fallon posted a photo of himself inside of what he calls the “‘What ‘chu talkin’ about Willis?’ isolation room” inside 30 Rock presumably taken pre-Christmas.
The room appears to be a testing and isolation room inside NBC headquarters with the famous “Diff’rent Strokes” catchphrase emblazoned on the glass wall and door.
NBC has a suite of similar rooms that are normally used as flexible “guest offices.” Many of the spaces include references to historic NBC shows, including “Diff’rent Strokes.”
Fallon indicated he only experienced mild symptoms and thanked NBC’s testing protocols and the vaccines.