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Earlier this week, Real Housewives of Beverly Hill’s Garcelle Beauvais told Entertainment Tonight that filming had shut down last Tuesday after a crew member tested positive for Covid-19. Garcelle said that they get tested three times a week, that their household members are tested and that the entire cast and crew was quarantining for fourteen days after that positive test. At that point Garcelle had no symptoms and said she had tested negative. Not all the cast members were as lucky. TMZ is reporting that Kyle Richards, Kathy Hilton and Dorit Kemsley all have it, but that they have relatively mild cases and supposedly got it after hanging out with each other, not on set.
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … Kyle Richards, Kathy Hilton and Dorit Kemsley have also tested positive for COVID-19. We’re told they are all recovering at home and none of the women had serious symptoms.
The series started filming its new season toward the end of October, and our sources say there were safety protocols in place including testing and temperature checks … but that couldn’t stop a COVID outbreak from impacting production.
Our sources say Kyle, Kathy and Dorit did not contract COVID on set, but Kathy and Kyle were hanging out together — after all, they’re sisters — and Dorit was along for the ride.
We’re told all 3 ladies are in the end stages of the virus, and should be ok.
I don’t like how some outlets are reporting “mild” covid like it’s not a big deal. Even mild cases can have lasting effects like heart damage, blood clotting, fatigue and migraines. People who don’t need to be hospitalized can still get chronic illness from it. I hope all these women are ok.
So many of these shows are using testing as a substitute for social distancing and wearing masks. What’s more is that several of the RHOBH cast have young adult children at home. Their kids are surely hanging out with other people and then the RHOBH women are hanging out with different friends and each other. Of course they got covid! It’s just so predictable. Closed film sets that take place in remote locations (except for say, Australia and other places where it’s under control) are having to shut down due to positive cases. I just don’t think reality TV should be filming at this time. You know they’ll make it into a storyline too.
Kathy Hilton looks… different