"Real Housewives of Atlanta" Halts Production After Staffer Gets COVID

The show will cease filming as COVID rates in Atlanta and the surrounding areas surge.

COVID-19 has rocked the entertainment industry, from delaying the release of highly-anticipated films to shuttering movie theater chains. Now, the virus has infiltrated the world of reality TV—The Real Housewives of Atlanta has ceased filming after a member of the show's production team tested positive for coronavirus. Read on to discover what we know so far about the shutdown. And for more areas that are winding down, check out These 22 States Are Starting to Lock Down Again.

RHOA will cease production for two weeks to allow time for those affected to quarantine, People reports. But things aren't looking good in Georgia. The state has seen significant increases in COVID cases recently, with The New York Times reporting that COVID case numbers increased 22 percent over the past two weeks alone. Additionally, COVID deaths shot up by 65 percent during the same time period. Atlanta and many of its surrounding suburbs, where the show is filmed, have seen increases in COVID rates over the past week; Fulton County, where Atlanta is located, is now up to 19 new COVID cases per 100,000 residents, while neighboring Douglas and Cobb counties are both seeing 23 cases per 100,000 residents.

However, it's not just RHOA that's closing up shop for the time being. Read on to discover which other shows have come to a screeching halt due to COVID. And if you want to protect yourself against coronavirus, beware that If Your Face Mask Has One of These, Stop Using It Immediately.

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Family Karma

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Real Housewives of Atlanta isn't the only Bravo show that's been put on pause due to COVID concerns. On Nov. 4, Family Karma stopped filming after a member of the show's production team was diagnosed with coronavirus, People reports. And for more recent Hollywood news, Jason Momoa Says This Is Why No One Would Hire Him After "Game of Thrones."

Chicago Fire

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Less than two months after the show started filming again, the NBC drama Chicago Fire halted production on Nov. 8 after multiple individuals on the show's production team tested positive for COVID, Deadline reports. The show is scheduled to resume production again in two weeks. And for more on your favorite TV stars, check out Kaley Cuoco Says "Big Bang" Gave Her Love Scenes With Her Ex "On Purpose."

Chicago Med

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Chicago Fire spinoff Chicago Med also shut down production this fall due to COVID concerns. On Sept. 30, Entertainment Weekly reported that someone involved in the show's production had tested positive for coronavirus, causing Chicago Med to cease filming and perform contact tracing.

The Witcher

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Production on Netflix series The Witcher was halted on Nov. 7 after multiple individuals on set tested positive for COVID, Deadline reports. This isn't the first time the U.K.-based production had to stop due to the pandemic, however; in March, Kristofer Hivju, one of the show's stars, tested positive, leading The Witcher to shut down production until August. And for more entertainment news delivered directly to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Days of Our Lives

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Days of Our Lives, which just marked its 55th year on air, stopped production on Oct. 12 after someone on the show's production staff tested positive for COVIDDOOL shut down for two weeks to allow cast and crew to quarantine, resuming filming on Oct. 26. And for more action being taken as cases continue to rise, read up on how These States Now Have Curfews Again Due to COVID Surges.

Sarah Crow
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