This morning, longtime weather broadcaster, Al Roker did his weather report thing from the comfort of his home kitchen.
The seasoned weatherman was taking precautions to not be exposed to the novel coronavirus. His spirit to get the job done at all costs is truly evident.
Al Roker and co-host Craig Melvin were given the morning off after a staffer at the Today show tested positive for the novel coronavirus. NBC is attempting to trace the contacts of the staff member, who works on the weekday third-hour show.
Noah Oppenheim, the President of NBC News, emailed employees late Sunday to tell them. The unnamed employee was receiving medical care for “mild symptoms” and he wished them a speedy recovery.
However, that didn’t stop Al who’s spirit is that the show must go on. Still, all members of the third-hour editorial team have been told to work from home. The network is looking to identify everyone who has had close contact with the individual. Those people will then be told to self-isolate for some time.
The third-hour show is usually hosted by Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer, alongside co-hosts Al Roker and Craig Melvin.
Today co-host Savannah Guthrie made an announcement at the top of Monday’s show.
“(Roker and Melvin) have taken the morning off so we can trace their contacts, see what’s going on with them. We promise to keep you posted… They feel good. Caution is the order of the day.”