Richard Schiff, star of ABC’s The Good Doctor, and his wife, actress Sheila Kelley, who is recurring on the ABC medical drama, have tested positive for COVID-19, the two revealed on social media Tuesday.
Schiff said that his positive result came a week ago, on November 3.
“We‘re quarantined in our home in Vancouver, recovering,” Kelley wrote.
According to sources, production on The Good Doctor in Vancouver has continued while Schiff and Kelley are self-isolating, with the filming schedule reworked to accommodate their temporary absence.
The duo are believed to have contracted the virus outside of work; an on-set COVID transmission automatically triggers a production shutdown.
Both Schiff and Kelley spoke of the toll fighting COVID-19 is taking on them.
“This virus is a slippery sucker,” Kelley wrote. “One minute you feel almost fine and the next you can’t catch your breath. Symptoms change radically daily even hourly.”
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Said Schiff, “This is tough” as both sent encouraging messages to others who are battling the virus.
On The Good Doctor, Schiff plays Dr. Aaron Glassman, the mentor and good friend to Shaun (Freddie Highmore). Kelley plays Glassman’s wife.
On Election Day I tested positive for Covid-19. This has been the most bizarre week of our lives. @thesheilakelley is also positive. This is tough. We are determined to find a way to health again. We root for everyone out there who are struggling with this thing. Love from here.
— Richard Schiff (@Richard_Schiff) November 10, 2020
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Richard and I have some news. We have both tested positive for COVID-19. We‘re quarantined in our home in Vancouver, recovering. This virus is a slippery sucker. One minute you feel almost fine and the next you can’t catch your breath. Symptoms change radically daily even hourly. I am grateful for @s.factor.official embodiment practice as it tunes me deeply into my body. It is helping me cope from minute to minute. For those of you who do not have this virus stay healthy keep practicing physical distancing. If you have Covid we’re in this together. Breath deeply. Breath slowly. Breath fully. We will get through this together.
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