Savannah Guthrie, NBC’s anchor of The Today Show, said she is self-isolating and will host the show from home tomorrow.
She stated the move was purely precautionary in light of the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) across the world. Guthrie said she’s developed a “mild sore throat and runny nose.”
On Tuesday night, she posted two images to Instagram of her makeshift studio that’s been constructed at her home.
She wrote: “Hi everybody! Well, this will be a first. I’m going to be anchoring TODAY from my house!”
Guthrie continued: “In an abundance of caution, and to model the super vigilance the CDC has asked of all of us, I’m staying home.”
She also said she was taking the advice of “NBC’s superb medical team,” and that of her bosses.
Savannah Guthrie says she feels fine
Guthrie also reassured us that she feels fine, “I feel good and am sure I will be back in no time,” but she also urged us to be “extra cautious and caring of those around us.”
Al Roker and Craig Melvin have also self-isolated
Guthrie’s home appearances will begin from Wednesday. She’s not the first Today host to stay at home.
Co-hosts Al Roker and Craig Melvin have both been working remotely since Monday after a colleague tested positive for Covid-19. Roker did appear on the show Tuesday to conduct a weather report from his kitchen.
We learned late last night a colleague on the 3rd hour of TODAY tested positive for COVID-19.
Out of an abundance of caution, Craig and Al are taking the morning off while we map that colleague’s close contacts. pic.twitter.com/aVHJpMU1Fj
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 16, 2020
Weather reporting supremo Al Roker took to Twitter to reassure us that he’s “feeling fine” and that we shouldn’t worry about him.
— Al Roker (@alroker) March 16, 2020
Fellow host Hoda Kotb reportedly wrote, “Good a.m.! Can’t wait to see you my darling… I am getting ready to turn lights on in 1-a. Just need one. Miss you xo.[sic]”
Jenna Bush Hager and Carson Daly both told her to “feel better.”
On Wednesday morning, Guthrie posted another couple of pics to Instagram, showing she was ready to start hosting.
She wrote in the caption: “Live… from my basement… this is TODAY. Big shoutout to my husband @feldmike, who has turned into producer and technician!!”
Numerous TV shows have been affected by coronavirus fears as the pandemic has spread with many shutting down production.