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Al Roker Shares Message about His Well-Being after 'Today' Staffer Contracted Coronavirus

Gracious Egedegbe
Mar 18, 2020
05:00 P.M.
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"Today" co-host Al Roker took to his Twitter to tell fans he is "feeling fine" after the show announced that one of its staffers had tested positive for the Coronavirus.


Fans and family members of Al Roker have been concerned over the health of the TV host after the show announced its staff had contracted the deadly virus.

Al Roker and his co-anchor Craig Melvin have then pulled off the show because the affected staff works with them on the third hour of the show.

An image showing Al Roker on "Today" on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. | Photo:Getty Images


No specific date has been confirmed by either the show or Roker, concerning when the co-hosts would be returning to their duties on the program. 

Roker then took to Twitter to post a message to fans, reassuring them that he is doing fine and that he will be self-isolating with his family for the next 15 days. In his words:

"Feeling fine. Don't worry about us."


Accompanying his post was a video of "Today" anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb who announced the diagnosis of the staffer.

According to reports gathered by Variety, NBC News employees learned of the sad result of the test carried out on the staff, on Sunday.

The hosts have also been asked to stand and sit further apart from one another.


Consequently, several staff members, including Roker and Melvin, who had been in contact with the affected staffer, decided to take a break from work.

Also, all members of the third hour of the "Today" show were asked to work from home on Monday as a standard precautionary measure. While speaking about her co-hosts on Monday, Savannah Guthrie said:

"Both are fine right now, they feel good, but caution is the order of the day."


Craig later posted an update about his health on Twitter, telling his fans he is "feeling great" and sending best wishes to his colleagues. 

In compliance with the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control regarding close contact with people, "Today" has adopted a no audience policy for both of their morning shows.


The show's hosts have also been asked to stand and sit further apart from one another, as a precautionary step.

Other TV shows such as "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," have also adopted extra measures to deal with the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Some of them even going as far as suspending taping.

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