RHOBH pauses production after positive COVID-19 tests, including Kyle Richards
A source close to production confirms to EW that the delay is "due to the identification of positive COVID test results."
Shooting was underway on the popular reality series' 11th season when everything was halted in late November, according to series star Garcelle Beauvais, who said "a few people" tested positive. Sources told TMZ other castmates have also tested positive for coronavirus, including Kathy Hilton and Dorit Kemsley.
EW has reached out to Bravo for comment.
Richards announced Saturday that she and her daughter Sophia Umansky, 20, would be isolating together away from their family to avoid spreading the virus further.
"I love these people so much," she captioned a family photo posted on Instagram. "Some of you may have heard I have COVID. I got it after these photos were taken. Since I was diagnosed I have been separated from my family in order to keep them healthy. Unfortunately, Sophia also got it. We will stay in isolation until it's safe to see the family and others again. I can't wait to hug them."
Beauvais said last week on The Real that she had tested negative, and that production would resume filming after everyone completed a 14-day quarantine. She added that everyone had been following strict protocols while on set.
"We've done the right thing, we get tested so many times. We do all the protocols," she said. "We get tested at least three times a week, we get tested before we shoot, my kids get tested, I get tested — anybody who's in my household. And you know, we did the right things. But at the same time, it just shows you that this virus, you can touch something. You know, it's not necessarily just from people."
TMZ cites sources who claim Richards, Hilton, and Kemsley were not infected on set but rather while hanging out together during their personal time.
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