Kelly Clarkson has reportedly dodged a bullet so far on the COVID-19 front.
Late on Friday, Nov. 13, Deadline reported a handful of production staffers on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" received positive tests for COVID-19 earlier in the day and were sent home for two weeks to quarantine, per production safety guidelines.
Kelly, meanwhile, has tested negative since the mini-outbreak on her set, ET reported Saturday, citing an unnamed source.
At least four staffers were reportedly exposed to someone with a positive result on Thursday, according to the outlet.
As productions continue to fine-tune their understanding of COVID-19 safety protocols, production staff continue to be tested at least weekly on most shows, with staffers who come into contact with talent generally undergoing even more frequent tests.
Despite the frequent testing and careful mask wearing and contract tracing, a number of movies and shows have had to shut down filming recently.
Last week, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" was put on hold after someone involved with the show's production tested positive. "The Real Housewives of New York City" took an unplanned break last month as well for the same reason. Both "Chicago Med" and "Chicago Fire" have been hit with (literally) show-stopping COVID-19 scares in recent weeks, as well.
As of Saturday, Kelly had yet to address the outbreak on her set. "The Kelly Clarkson Show" shot its most recent episode on Thursday; Deadline reports retesting will dictate whether production continues next week, as planned.
The U.S. once again set grim new records for COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations on Friday, with 181,000 new cases coming in — just eight days after the nation hit a record 100,000 new cases in one day, according to the New York Times. As of this weekend, COVID-19 has killed more than 244,000 people in the U.S.