Riverdale Cast Member Tests Covid-19 Negative After the Production was Stopped

Episode 17 coming to Netflix on 16th April

VANCOUVER — Around a week after production on the series Riverdale was stopped over concerns of a team member possibly with COVID-19, a union representing performers in B.C. claims that an individual’s test result has come back negative.

On March 11, Warner Bros. Television declared someone might have been exposed to the novel coronavirus.

At the time, Warner Bros. said it had been working to identify and reach out to anyone who could have been in direct contact with that group member.

But on Friday the Union of B.C. Performers stated it had learned from the production company the group member’s COVID-19 test results came back negative.

“We expect this will help alleviate the worries of our members who worked on Riverdale last week,” the union said in an email to its members.

Riverdale is currently airing its fourth season on Netflix and The CW and has filmed in locations across Metro Vancouver over the years, such as Golden Ears Provincial Park, Rocko’s Diner at Mission, and John Oliver Secondary School in Vancouver.

The series is based on Lili Reinhart as both Betty the characters from the Archie Comics and stars Cole Sprouse Jughead, KJ Apa as Archie and Camila Mendes as Veronica.

With files from CTV News Vancouver’s Carly Yoshida-Butryn


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