“Whoopi unfortunately tested positive before the break, but she’ll probably be back next week,” Behar shared.
Behar also affirmed that Goldberg’s health condition isn’t a cause for alarm at the moment: “Since she’s vaccinated and boosted, her symptoms have been very, very mild. We’re being very cautious here at ‘The View.'”
.@JoyVBehar shares on #TheView that @WhoopiGoldberg tested positive for COVID-19 over the holiday break and is recovering at home: "Since she's vaxxed and boosted, her symptoms have been very, very mild."
Get well soon, Whoopi! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Oo1Qakfbcn
— The View (@TheView) January 3, 2022
In a later segment of Monday’s episode, “The View” co-host Sunny Hostin also revealed that her mother and herself had tested positive for COVID-19 over the holidays. However, the two have since recovered after isolating for the Christmas break.
“I am so thankful that I was vaccinated and boosted, because I just had cold-like symptoms, but I didn’t feel great,” Hostin shared.
“The View” reintroduced a semi-remote production for Monday’s episode, with co-hosts and guests broadcasting from several different locations to take safety measures against the spread of COVID-19. The talk program may continue to employ the format in upcoming weeks.
Like many other productions in entertainment, “The View” is grappling with a new surge in COVID-19 cases that has mounted over the holiday season. The United States has been rocked by record high numbers, largely due to the more transmissible omicron variant of COVID-19. The variant was first reported by researches in South Africa in November. The first U.S. case was discovered in early December. Now, reported fatalities from COVID-19 have ascended 18% from last week, averaging about 1,546 deaths each day. The CDC currently projects that 44,000 Americans could die of COVID-19 over the next four weeks.