An usher who worked at two Broadway theaters has tested positive for COVID-19, or coronavirus, the New York Times reported on Wednesday (March 11).
The news has resulted in “a scramble to inform the public and clean the buildings, according to four theater industry officials who have been briefed on the situation,” according to the report.
The usher worked on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Booth Theater, starring Laurie Metcalf and Rupert Everett, as well as Six, at Brooks Atkinson Theater.
“The usher is now quarantined, and the person’s medical condition is not clear. Nor was it clear when the usher began showing symptoms, which can arise between 2 and 14 days of infection,” the NYT reports.
Both shows are still expected to perform as scheduled on Wednesday night.
Plenty of shows and events have been postponed or canceled in light of the ongoing outbreak.
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