Two hosts of “The View” tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday in advance of a planned sit-down interview with Vice President Harris, causing the show to shift gears and interview Harris virtually as a precaution.
Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro tested positive for the virus, Joy Behar announced live on air Friday morning, after both co-hosts were awkwardly ushered off the set and the program went to a commercial break.
Behar said that both Hostin and Navarro have been fully vaccinated and had breakthrough cases.
“They’ll be OK, I’m sure, because they’re both vaccinated up the wazoo,” Behar told the audience.
Harris was supposed to appear live in-studio and traveled from Washington, D.C., to New York on Friday morning for the program. Initially, Behar indicated that Harris would still appear on set, but a producer later said she would conduct the video virtually “just to be safe.”
A White House official said that Harris was not in contact with either Hostin or Navarro before the start of the show.
Harris eventually appeared on the show virtually for an interview around 11:50 a.m.
“I hope you are in a safe spot right now. We did everything we could to make sure that you were safe because we value you so much,” Behar said, introducing the vice president.
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