‘Riverdale’ production gets the ax after crew member has contact with COVID-19

(VANCOUVER, Canada) — That’s a wrap on Riverdale — at least for the time being. 

Production for the popular CW show has been shut down “out of an abundance of caution” after a member of their crew was linked to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus. Warner Bros. Television confirmed the news in a statement on Wednesday. 

“We are working closely with the appropriate authorities and health agencies in Vancouver to identify and contact all individuals who may have come into direct contact with our team member,” the statement read. “The health and safety of our employees, casts and crews is always our top priority. We have and will continue to take precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world.” 

WBTV also confirmed that the crew member affected is “currently receiving medical evaluation.” 

Riverdale stars AJ Kapa, Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes, and Lili Reinhart, and was in the middle of shooting its fourth season when everything was shut down. There was no mention of when production for the teen series is expected to start up again. 

This is just the latest of shows who have begun to take precautions in the wake of the growing COVID-19 outbreak.

CBS’ Survivor halted production on filming its 41st season and shows like Live with Kelly and Ryan and The View have started filming without their typical live audiences. 

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