As a result of the coronavirus shutdowns and as a preventative measure, the news anchor, 48, revealed via Instagram on Tuesday, March 17, that she will be working from home — but will still be on TV for the foreseeable future.
“Hi everybody! Well, this will be a first,” Guthrie began her Instagram post, which included a selfie of her inside her house and a second pic of monitors and a light set up as she prepared for the show. “I’m going to be anchoring TODAY from my house!”
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Hi everybody! Well, this will be a first. I’m going to be anchoring TODAY from my house! In an abundance of caution, and to model the super vigilance the CDC has asked of all of us, I’m staying home because I have a mild sore throat and runny nose. This was the advice of NBC’s superb medical team and my bosses. I feel good and am sure I will be back in no time – but during these days, it’s on all of us to be extra cautious and caring of those around us. #loveyourneighbor So see you tomorrow on TODAY – from my basement!
The Australian-born host explained that this choice was made in an “abundance of caution” and in accordance with the CDC’s request for “super vigilance.” She also revealed that she is experiencing some flu-like symptoms.
“I’m staying home because I have a mild sore throat and runny nose,” Guthrie continued. “This was the advice of NBC’s superb medical team and my bosses.”
Despite being a little bit under the weather, the mother of two said that she feels “good” and is sure she’ll “be back in no time.”
“During these days, it’s on all of us to be extra cautious and caring of those around us. #loveyourneighbor,” she concluded. “So see you tomorrow on TODAY – from my basement!”
Guthrie and her Today coworkers are among many celebrities under self-quarantine following the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. Stars including Ellen DeGeneres, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker and more have kept their fans up to date on their at-home activities throughout the crisis.
Hours earlier on Tuesday, the Brooklyn Nets announced that four of its players, including Kevin Durant, had tested positive for the disease.
“Everyone be careful. Take care of yourself and quarantine,” Durant, 31, said after confirming his diagnosis. “We’re going to get through this.”
Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, were the first celebrities to announce a coronavirus diagnosis one week ago on March 11. On Monday, March 16, Us Weekly confirmed that they had been released from an Australian hospital and were under self-quarantine.
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