Dancing wasn’t the one factor that broke out at Monday’s Dancing with the Stars season 31 premiere: at the very least 4 instances of COVID-19 have been reported among the many present’s crew following its debut on Disney+.
A DWTS spokesperson instructed Deadline that every one 4 crew members work in “utterly completely different departments that wouldn’t have in-person contact with one another, primarily based on our pod system.”
“Contact tracing was instantly performed,” the spokesperson continued. “All shut contacts have been notified and placed on an elevated testing cadence” and that “no shut contact of the 4 constructive manufacturing workers has since examined constructive.”
The spokesperson provides that the “complete set has been disinfected as an additional precaution,” and nearly all of the present’s workers — which totals greater than 300 — have been requested to do business from home.”
Earlier studies put the variety of constructive instances at greater than a dozen, however the spokesperson claims that quantity was incorrect.
The present was cleared by the Division of Public Well being to proceed manufacturing “primarily based on our strict security protocols,” the spokesperson added.
Dancing with the Stars returns subsequent Monday at 8 p.m. ET on Disney+
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