Al Roker Shares Moments from His Self-Isolation after 'Today' Staffer Contracted COVID-19
American weather forecaster and weather anchor on NBC's "Today," Al Roker kept his followers abreast of how he was spending his self-isolation after a staff of the show contracted Coronavirus.
Al Roker shared an Instagram video in which he admitted that humans want to connect socially, even more than ever, and promised to see his fans the next morning, live on the "Today" show.
In the caption to the post, the 65-year-old revealed that NBC's tech support team helped in setting up the technology in his home, thus enabling him to broadcast from his kitchen.
True to his words, the weatherman did the weather forecast from his kitchen, with the aid of his iPad, and shared the video on his Instagram page. In the caption to the post, he described the setup as his studio kitchen.
Al also explained that he had to stay away from people due to precautionary measures after he had brief contact with a staff of "Today." The television personality also emphasized that there was no NBC staff with him.
Apart from his weather forecasting activities from his kitchen, the television weather anchor also kept his fans updated on how he was going on with other activities from home.
On Sunday, he shared two videos of him and his family members, live streaming the church service from their parish, St. James' Episcopal Church.
Savannah Guthrie gave an update on her co-host's wellbeing.
In another video, the veteran weather anchor showed himself making Scallops for dinner, with the aid of his dog, who he tagged as his little sous chef.
In the video, the dog didn't look to be doing much, only lying on the kitchen floor, while the camera zoomed in to the delicious looking scallops, which were cooking up in the frying pan. Al captioned the video thus:
"My little #souschef helping me seat some #scallops tonight for dinner."
A staffer on the 3rd hour of "Today" had tested positive to the widespread Coronavirus, which led the NBC show to take precautionary measures, with some staff staying at home.
Al Roker's co-worker, Craig Melvin, also took Monday off, with "Today" show host, Savannah Guthrie giving an update on her co-host's wellbeing.
Craig tweeted an update about himself, saying that he was feeling great and that his thoughts were with the staff who tested positive to the virus, and those grappling with the disease.
Al Roker also tweeted, urging people not to worry about him or Craig, but worry about the staff affected and other colleagues, and the many other people suffering as a result of the virus.
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