The Ellen DeGeneres Present is delaying return for per week amid the COVID surge


The Ellen DeGeneres Show continues with another week of reruns after the return to production was postponed due to a surge in COVID cases in the county of Los Angeles.

“Because of the COVID-19 surge in Los Angeles County and for the continued safety of our employees and crew, the Ellen DeGeneres Show will add a week to production,” a Telepictures representative said in a statement to our sister site Deadline.

DeGeneres’ long-running daily show of the same name stopped production in early December after the host tested positive for COVID-19.

“I want you all to know that I have tested positive for COVID-19. Luckily I’m fine right now, ”DeGeneres tweeted at the time. “Everyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified and I am following all proper CDC guidelines. We’ll all see you again after the holidays. Please stay safe and sound. “

The Ellen DeGeneres Show was due to resume production with new episodes on Monday, January 4th, nearly a month after DeGeneres tested positive. With the Los Angeles County Health Department urging television and film productions to “pause for a few weeks” as the area suffers from a “catastrophic increase in COVID cases,” the speaker returns, citing an abundance of caution report to work on Monday, January 11th.

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