NCIS and Chicago Fire pause production after spike in COVID-19 cases due to omicron variant

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NCIS and Chicago Fire pause production after spike in COVID-19 cases due to omicron variant

Insiders told Deadline Wednesday that production was halted on the CBS procedural drama NCIS due to the prevalence of a positive test of those in the show’s Zone A, which includes cast members and crew they interact with.

A cast member on the show is believed to had tested positive, the insider told the outlet.

It was not immediately clear how long the pause would last, as sources told the outlet that it might be for a few weeks, while there are tentative plans to film a crossover episode with NCIS: Hawai’i later this week.

The latest: The TV shows NCIS and Chicago Fire have both paused production amid personnel on each series testing positive for COVID-19. Katrina Law and Wilmer Valderrama were seen on a recent episode of NCIS

The spinoff series NCIS: LA has been paused though February, as producers have enough episodes queued to air to delay a return to production, sources told Deadline.

A production source told the outlet, ‘It’s a mess, people keep getting Covid.’

Chicago Fire, which airs on NBC, paused production in Chicago Wednesday after multiple people tested positive for COVID-19, with some in the show’s Zone A, Deadline reported.

The show had been on a holiday break and returned to film Monday and Tuesday prior to the pause on Wednesday, sources told the outlet, as producers are aiming to restart early next week.

Officials implemented immediate contact tracing in accordance with local and NBCU guidelines, according to the outlet.

Chicago Fire had been on a holiday break and returned to film Monday and Tuesday prior to the pause on Wednesday, sources told the outlet, as producers are aiming to restart early next week

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