‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 31: Four crew members test positive for Covid-19 after season premiere
On September 19, one of Disney+'s most famous dance competitions aired: 'Dancing with the Stars.' Since its launch, the show has been making a name for itself with its formidable performances. In the first episode, we saw all sixteen couples dancing to different songs. Everything was going well for the show until several covid cases were reported after the first episode. Read on to find out exactly what happened.
Even though the world has moved on with Covid. But we always get to see some cases here and there. Since 'Dancing with the Stars' was broadcast live this time, there were numerous people who were in close contact with the first episode of the show. Well, the show itself has more than 300 production staff. Therefore, it is easy for a virus to spread in such a place.
Several members of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ gets infected with Covid
Soon after the premiere episode of Disney+’s dancing show, there were reports of several cases of Covid among the crew members. As per Deadline, a spokesperson confirmed that at least four cases of Covid have been detected among the production team. The informant reveals that the persons infected are of “completely different departments that do not have in-person contact with each others." After the detection of positive cases, contact tracing was conducted. All those who were in close contact with the infected persons were tested. Thankfully, none of the close contacts of the four production team members tested positive. As per the reports, the crew members of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ have been given a work-from-home facility. Moreover, the required precautions such as disinfecting the set have already taken place.
Premiered on September 19, the show featured all sixteen couples, celebs, and pros, dancing their feet off on the dance floor. The show had its first elimination on the premiere night itself. Jason Lewis and Peta Murgatroyd had to leave the show after getting the least score among all. It is further to be seen who else’s journey will end on the show and who will bag the Mirrorball trophy.
‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 31 premieres every Monday on Disney+. Week 2 of the show will be dedicated to Elvis Presley. Indeed, each couple will be seen jiving to Presley’s song.