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'Today' Alters Production Plans As Al Roker, Craig Melvin Self Isolate After Staffer Tests Positive For Coronavirus


Al Roker and Craig Melvin will continue to self isolate and remain at home, as Today adapts its production plans after a staffer for the third hour of the show tested positive for the coronavirus .


On Tuesday, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will co anchor from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., but the 9 a.m. third hour, hosted by Roker and Melvin, will air previously taped segments, according to a source.


NBC News President Noah Oppenheim said that they were “taking all necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of our teams, which includes multiple deep cleanings of our offices, control room and Studio 1A.”


NBC News president Noah Oppenheim said in a statement on the show’s website that the staff member was experiencing “mild symptoms” and receiving treatment.


The company is “taking all necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of our teams, which includes multiple deep cleanings of our offices, control room and Studio 1A [where the show is produced],” Oppenheim said


All editorial staff members on the third hour of Today were asked to work from home while NBC completed the social mapping exercise, the network said.






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