Michael Landon's Granddaughter Rachel Matthews Gets Support from Fans Amid Her Coronavirus Diagnosis
Michael Landon's granddaughter Rachel Matthews has been diagnosed with Coronavirus.
Fans have come out in support of beloved "Little House on the Prairie" actor Michael Landon's granddaughter Rachel Matthews who has tested positive for Covid-19.
Rachel is best known for her work as a voice actress in the animated Disney hit "Frozen II," and for starring in the film "Happy Death Day."
Rachel is the oldest child of Michael Landon's daughter Lesley Landon
RACHEL MATTHEWS ANNOUNCES DIAGNOSIS
"Unsure of what the next step is (been getting mixed info so will keep you posted) but obviously will remain in quarantine until told to do otherwise."
Rachel decided to undergo testing after she discovered she had been in contact with an unidentified person who had the virus.
RACHEL MATTHEWS IN ISOLATION
Rachel revealed that it was very difficult to obtain a test. After developing symptoms that included fatigue, headache, a sore throat, a dry cough, and shortness of breath, Rachel was tested, and the result was positive. Rachel wrote:
" [tests are] INSANELY hard to come by. Our country is very behind, and we don't have much of a system in place."
The 26-year-old actress urged anyone who is experiencing similar symptoms to get tested and to curtail social contact as much as possible if they are not infected.
Like fellow actor Idris Elba, who is also positive, Rachel counsels people to wash their hands regularly, and follow the directives of emitted by medical authorities like the CDC and the WHO, in order to slow down the spread of Covid-19.
hi god it's me again please keep Rachel Matthews safe— eva ⚢︎ semi ia (@irlbonnibel) March 17, 2020
FANS EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR RACHEL MATTHEWS
Fans of all ages have been flooding social media and Rachel's Instagram account with wishes of a speedy recovery and offers of support for the actress. Many send their prayers, and many more ask for information about the virus.
Rachel is the oldest child of Michael Landon's daughter Lesley Landon and has followed in her mother and grandfather's footsteps into show business. Her mother, who is now a clinical psychologist, worked as an actress until 1984.
RACHEL MATTHEWS' MOM PLAYED A PLAGUE VICTIM
Lesley is best known for her role as Etta Plum in her dad's iconic series, "Little House on the Prairie," based on the books written by Laura Ingalls Wilde. Curiously enough, Rachel's mother played a plague victim, in one of the LHOTP episodes, titled "The Plague" in 1975.
COVID-19 HITS HOLLYWOOD
Rachel is only one of the many actors and actresses who have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus. Academy award-winner Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive, and are recovering in isolation in their home in Australia.
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
Like Hanks and Wilson, British actor Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina have also tested positive for Covid 19 and are in quarantine in New Mexico where the actor was working on location in a new movie.
Coronavirus has hit Westeros. Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju, who played the role of Tormund Giantsbane in the HBO hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones" has also announced that he tested positive for Covid-19.
Our lives are all changing in ways that were unimaginable just a week ago. We are taking a series of actions that we never would have taken otherwise in an effort to save the lives of loved ones and our neighbors. Now it is time to take yet another drastic step.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) March 16, 2020
EVENTS CANCELED DUE TO PANDEMIC
President Donald Trump has announced new 15-day health guidelines, including a recommendation that Americans should avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, whatever their age group or state of health.
Public events such as the ACM Awards, New York's GLAAD Media Awards, SXSW, the Met Gala, Coachella, the Tribeca Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Festival of Books have been postponed until such time as the pandemic is declared under control.
In New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that all movie theaters, in addition to nightclubs, theater houses and concert venues will all be closed for the foreseeable future. As for dining out, it is now a thing of the past. New York restaurants are restricted to serving meals on a takeaway basis, or for home delivery.
ⓘ We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDС, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!