Television March 17, 2020
Savannah Guthrie Quarantined, Will Host 'Today' Show from Home
Savannah Guthrie will host the “Today” show from home on Wednesday after being placed under quarantine amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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The show announced the decision on Instagram, writing, “@savannahguthrie will anchor TODAY from home Wednesday out of 'an abundance of caution' after experiencing a runny nose and mild sore throat.”
Savannah also shared on her account, “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!”
The news comes after Al Roker and Craig Melvin were asked to self-quarantine after a third-hour staffer was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Roker actually did the weather report from his kitchen on Tuesday, explaining on Instagram, "I am on my iPad so NO @nbcnews crew is with me as I hang at home out of an abundance of caution following a brief interaction with one of our producers who tested positive."