Ellen DeGeneres has tested positive for the novel coronavirus but is “feeling fine right now,” she announced Thursday.
Production on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has been paused until January, a Telepictures spokesperson confirmed to USA TODAY.
The television host, 62, said in a tweet that “anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines.”
“I’ll see you all again after the holidays,” she added. “Please stay healthy and safe.”
In October, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” became one of the first television productions to return to inviting a limited number of in-studio audience members since the coronavirus forced widespread shutdowns in the entertainment industry. Beginning Oct. 28, 40 fans attended the “Ellen” taping in person, while 70 more remained virtual. The studio generally holds about 300 audience members.