Whoopi Goldberg Tests Positive For Breakthrough Covid, Misses ‘The View’ Return

Scene‘s Whoopi Goldberg has tested positive for covid and missed the show’s return from his holiday break today.

Goldberg’s co-hosts – Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Sarah Haines and guest host Ana Navarro – appeared away from their homes today in what is expected to be a temporary return to the Covid shutdown format. The daytime show has been broadcast live from ABC’s Manhattan studio since its season debut in September.

Behr, filling in as moderator for the absent Goldberg today, said Goldberg tested positive for Covid while on holiday. “Since she’s been waxed and magnified, her symptoms are very, very mild,” Behr said, with Goldberg expected to return to the show next week.

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Meanwhile, Goldberg’s positive test came omicron Variants boom in New York City and across the country. Goldberg missed episodes of December 15 and 16 Scene After coming in contact with Kovid (she appeared in a pre-taped episode of the show’s December 17 holiday episode).

“Happy New Year to all of our living rooms,” Behar said at the top of the TODAY show. “As you can see we’re back in the box and doing the show remotely, hopefully just for a week. I’m praying it’s just a week but you never know because This Omicron thing is everywhere.”