'Riverdale' Halts Production in Vancouver Due to Possible Coronavirus Contact on Set
Published Mar 12, 2020Production of Riverdale has been suspended in Vancouver, following a crew member's contact with a COVID-19 patient.
Warner Bros. said that a member of the production team was recently exposed to someone who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is currently being medically evaluated.
"We are working closely with the appropriate authorities and health agencies in Vancouver to identify and contact all individuals who may have come into direct contact with our team member," the television company said in a statement. "The health and safety of our employees, casts and crews is always our top priority."
Riverdale's fourth season is currently airing on the CW.
As of yesterday (March 11), British Columbia had confirmed 46 cases of COVID-19 in the province, including one fatality.
Today Canada's Juno Awards announced it would be cancelling its 2020 awards show, while events such as Canadian Music Week and Ottawa's RBC Bluesfest are still scheduled to go ahead as planned as organizers monitor the situation closely.