Daytime talk show hosts Savannah Guthrie and Whoopi Goldberg both hosted “The View” and the “Today” show while in self-quarantine.
While both shows are still shooting live in studio every day, Goldberg and Guthrie stayed home Wednesday.
Guthrie announced she was staying home “out of an abundance of caution” after she came down with a sore throat and runny nose. The precautions come days after Al Roker and Craig Melvin were absent from the third hour of “Today” due to a staffer of the show being diagnosed with the coronavirus.
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Hi everybody! Well, this will be a first. I’m going to be anchoring TODAY from my house! In an abundance of caution, and to model the super vigilance the CDC has asked of all of us, I’m staying home because I have a mild sore throat and runny nose. This was the advice of NBC’s superb medical team and my bosses. I feel good and am sure I will be back in no time – but during these days, it’s on all of us to be extra cautious and caring of those around us. #loveyourneighbor So see you tomorrow on TODAY – from my basement!
“I feel good and am sure I will be back in no time – but during these days, it’s on all of us to be extra cautious and caring of those around us,” Guthrie captioned a photo of her filming location set up in her basement.
Guthrie shared a behind the scenes photo on Wednesday shot by her husband. (RELATED: ‘I’m In A Higher Risk Group’: Joy Behar Steps Back From ‘The View’ Amid Coronavirus Fears)
“Live… from my basement… this is ‘TODAY.’ Big shoutout to my husband @feldmike who has turned into producer and technician!!” she captioned the photo.
Goldberg filmed “The View” from home as a precaution due to her battle with pneumonia last year.
“From my new normal to your new normal, we want you all to have a great day, everybody.
Stay safe, wash your hands, and take a little time to enjoy #theview!”
Will do, @WhoopiGoldberg — see you tomorrow, America! pic.twitter.com/Pj3xMUlHAN
— The View (@TheView) March 18, 2020
Goldberg claimed her doctor gave her the go ahead to go to work, but the leadership of New York giving conflicting messages made her second guess going back.
“…my brain said, ‘You now what? Until they can figure out what they’re doing, I should not go in,’ so that’s why I’m here,” she said on the show.