Signing on Wednesday morning from his Manhattan apartment, Mason said he was staying home out of an abundance of caution after a family member began to exhibit possible coronavirus symptoms. Co-hosts Gayle King and Tony Dokupil remained at the anchor desk in New York.
“Life in the Pandemic: broadcasting from home this morning (cell phone propped up on a stack of books.) In self quarantine at home. Everyone’s ok. Just being super cautious,” Mason tweeted.
Mason assured viewers he felt fine, but wanted to follow government guidelines to self-quarantine to prevent any possible spread of the virus.
Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts began broadcasting from home Tuesday because of coronavirus concerns given her pre-existing conditions. And last week, Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie started co-anchoring from her basement, after she decided to work from home as a precaution because she had a sore throat. Craig Melvin and Al Roker, co-anchors of the third hour of Today, have been in self-isolation and appearing from their homes after one of the show’s producers tested positive for the coronavirus.