The hit CW series “Riverdale” has halted production on season 4 after a team member came in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus…
Production on “Riverdale” has been stopped after a team member came into contact with a person infected with the coronavirus.
The series, which shoots on location in Vancouver, halted production out of an abundance of caution despite nobody on the cast or crew actually testing positive for COVID-19.
“We have been made aware that a team member from ‘Riverdale,’ which is produced in Vancouver, was recently in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. The team member is currently receiving medical evaluation,” a Warner Bros. spokesperson said in a statement.
“We are working closely with the appropriate authorities and health agencies in Vancouver to identify and contact all individuals who may have come into direct contact with our team member. The health and safety of our employees, casts and crews is always our top priority. We have and will continue to take precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world. Out of an abundance of caution, production on ‘Riverdale’ is currently suspended.”
Studios throughout Hollywood have been reacting more and more in the past few days after the coronavirus began spreading across the United States. Production on the popular reality series “Survivor” has also come to a halt due to the potential spread of the disease.
Late Wednesday night, California Governor Gavin Newsom also announced that the state is mandating all gatherings with more than 250 people be cancelled or rescheduled for a later date. The mandate will be in effect at least through the end of March.
Several pop culture related conventions have already been cancelled or rescheduled as a result of the coronavirus including the popular Emerald City Comic Con as well as Cinema Con in Las Vegas and the ACE Comic Con that was expected to take place in Boston next weekend.