For the previous week, Rachel Maddow‘s been a continuous existence in the houses of MSNBC audiences. But on Friday night, the host will not be sitting at the news desk.
In a declaration shared to Twitter, The Rachel Maddow Show host stated that beginning tonight she will be off the air after a possible direct exposure to COVID-19. “Everything happens, all at once,” the news anchor stated. “I have had a close contact test positive for COVID—I’ve tested negative thus far but will be at home quarantining ‘til it’s safe for me to be back at work without putting anyone at risk.”
She continued, “You will remain in great hands tonight with Nicolle [Wallace] and Joy [Reid] and Brian [Williams] and Great and Good Mr. [Steve] Kornacki and the entire MSNBC team. See you quickly! Wishing everybody persistence and calm; might these exceptional times highlight the very best in all people.”
The reporter’s break from the news desk comes at an undoubtedly unfavorable time. As the 2020 U.S. governmental election incomes on, Americans are waiting with bated breath for updates from states that are still counting votes.
According to NBC News, the outcomes are still too close to call, however previous Vice President Joe Biden is presently leading President Donald Trump.