The coronavirus pandemic has really affected the way businesses run in 2020, with many production companies, film studios, and concert festivals shutting down. As it turns out, The Real Housewives of Atlanta is just another reality TV program that had to be put on pause after several crew members tested positive for COVID-19.
A source who spoke with Page Six claimed the show has been shut down for approximately two weeks as a result of the positive diagnoses, but the show will come back on the air very soon. Reportedly, RHOA is scheduled to go back on the air on the 6th of December, Sunday.
Page Six claims all of the usual members are still filming, including Marlo Hampton, Kandi Burruss, LaToya Ali, Porsha Williams, Cynthia Bailey, Tanya Sam, as well as Drew Sidora. Bailey recently praised Bravo TV for making the decision while speaking with Page Six.
Bailey said to the entertainment news outlet that Bravo and the Real Housewives cast and crew really do everything in their power to follow all of the coronavirus guidelines and rules. They get tested every Monday and everyone undergoes regular temperature checks.
Bailey described the way in which the show has been filmed over the last few months, explaining how few cast members are allowed on set at a time among other details.
She added that it was “crazy,” because they’re at home “a lot more” now. In case you missed it, The Jasmine Brand was the first publication to reveal that RHOA had been put on hiatus.
As it was noted above, this wouldn’t be the first time production was shut down this year. When the coronavirus first started making its way through the United States, companies like NBCUniversal closed approximately 35 of their programs to thwart the spread of the virus.
Additionally, concert festivals were canceled for the remainder of the year including Coachella and film festivals like South by Southwest. Films such as No Time To Die and The Matrix 4 were also postponed until later in the year, however, they were later pushed even further back to 2021.