Whoopi Goldberg baffled over testing positive for COVID-19: ‘It’s one of those things where you think I’ve done everything I was supposed to do’
During a remote interview while quarantining at her home, Goldberg told her co-hosts that she was surprised to learn that she had tested positive because she felt she had been taking all the right precautions.
‘I left a couple of weeks ago, just before the break, because somebody I had been around tested positive for coronavirus, so I left. So I’ve been gone a long time, I feel,’ Goldberg, 66, said of her surprise diagnosis.
The New York native went on to share how employees with The View were being tested before returning to their jobs.
‘They have to test us, and so they sent people to test me, and they tested me, and it was like, “Oh no you’re not coming back. We’re not sending anybody to your house. You have corona.” And it was like, wait what?’ she confessed.
The results left her in a state of shock because, in her mind, she had been talking all the necessary precautions, which includes being fully vaccinated and getting the vaccine booster, all while avoiding going anywhere except her home.
‘But that’s the thing about the omicron, you just don’t know where it is,’ she explained to her work colleagues, adding, ‘You don’t know where it is, who’s got it, who’s passing it.’
Goldberg said she started to feel a bit sick with mild symptoms after Christmas, took a COVID-19 test last Thursday, and then received her positive test results the following day, which is now six days ago.
The daytime talk show returned to a remote broadcasting format this week amid the recent spike in coronavirus cases across the U.S.