Rachel Maddow: I'm Going Into Quarantine

MSNBC host will self-isolate at home after 'close contact' is infected with COVID
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2020 9:00 AM CST
Maddow to Quarantine After 'Close Contact' Gets COVID
MSNBC television anchor Rachel Maddow moderates a "Perspectives on National Security" panel on Oct. 16, 2017, in Cambridge, Mass.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Don't go looking for MSNBC's most-watched anchor for the immediate future. Rachel Maddow has announced that she'll be off the air for a little while as she quarantines after a "close contact" tested positive for COVID-19, reports USA Today. "Everything happens, all at once," the 47-year-old host said in a social media post on Friday evening, noting that although she has herself tested negative, she'll be holed up at home until "it's safe for me to be back at work without putting anyone at risk."

Variety notes that Maddow's quarantine comes at the height of election coverage, which Maddow has been helping to helm for MSNBC, along with Brian Williams, Joy Reid, Nicolle Wallace, and "Map Daddy" Steve Kornacki. "You will be in good hands ... with Nicolle and Joy and Brian and the Great and Good Mr. Kornacki and the whole MSNBC crew," Maddow wrote in her post. "Wishing everyone patience and calm; may these remarkable times bring out the best in all of us." (More Rachel Maddow stories.)

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