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'Today' host anchors live from her basement out of COVID-19 caution

She said she had a mild sore throat and runny nose and wanted to be cautious.

NEW YORK, New York — As the world adjusts to what once seemed like everyday thing, those in New York, Washington and California have been hit particularly hard with COVID-19, or coronavirus. 

Three anchors on NBC's ‘Today’ show stayed home because of a colleague's positive test, and some working journalists practiced social distancing.

At 11Alive, we are too, practicing measures to keep us safe both in the newsroom and out in the field -- social distancing, washing work stations and even some working from home to bring you the latest updates.

'Today' host Savannah Guthrie shared the news last night on Instagram that she was staying home because she had a mild sore throat and runny nose and wanted to be cautious.

"Well, this will be a first. I’m going to be anchoring TODAY from my house!"

She said it was the advice of NBC’s medical team and her bosses. 

"I feel good and am sure I will be back in no time - but during these days, it’s on all of us to be extra cautious and caring of those around us."

On Wednesday, live from her basement, she shared pictures of her setup and gave a shoutout to her beloved producer. 

"Live... from my basement... this is TODAY. Big shoutout to my husband @feldmike who has turned into producer and technician!!"

On the show she said: "And so here I am, I'm working from home as we speak, and we're still together. And we're gonna get this show on the air, and we have a lot of information we want to get to our viewers this morning."

Savannah joins Al Roker and Craig Melvin in working from home out of an abundance of caution after a staffer for the 3rd hour of 'Today' tested positive for coronavirus this week, the show said.

At 11Alive News, our coverage of the coronavirus is rooted in Facts, not Fear. Visit 11alive.com/coronavirus-covid-19  for comprehensive coverage, find out what you need to know about Georgia specifically, learn more about the symptoms, and keep tabs on the cases around the world here. Have a question? Text it to us at 404-873-9114.

State and federal officials with the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are continually monitoring the spread of the virus. They are also working hand-in-hand with the World Health Organization to track the spread around the world and to stop it.


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