"Riverdale" production halts due to the coronavirus.
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The coronavirus is taking over every part of our daily lives, even the entertainment we value.

Pproduction has stopped on multiple shows and networks. Late-night shows and other productions that feature a live audience have opted out to prevent the spread of the virus. It's been announced that our favorite teen drama Riverdale has suspended production because an undisclosed person in either the cast or crew have come in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. 

First, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson get the virus, and now this! It just doesn't stop. 

Warner Brothers TV confirmed that Riverdale production has been shut down. 

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Brothers executives revealed that a team member had come in contact with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease stemming from the coronavirus. Production has been suspended "out of an abundance of caution," and the unnamed "team member is currently receiving medical evaluation."

The statement reads: "We are working closely with the appropriate authorities and health agencies in Vancouver to identify and contact all individuals who may have come into direct contact with our team member."

"The health and safety of our employees, casts and crews is always our top priority. We have and will continue to take precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world." 

A few other fan-favorite shows have been put on hold too. 

Variety reports that Survivor, The Morning Show, and The Amazing Race are all put on hold following the coronavirus pandemic. It's infiltrated an entire network of the entertainment industry. Thankfully, it seems as if the production teams are taking things seriously by shutting down temporarily.

Riverdale is in the midst of season four, and things are getting wild once again.

Things in Riverdale are never easy, and in the latest episode, Jughead is busy at work solving his own murder in an underground bunker … yup. But now fans have to wait an extra few weeks to find out what happens. Reportedly, the next episode will air on April 8. 

Some people think this could contribute to a few story lines. 

Honestly, we've heard of weirder things happening in Riverdale scripts. One person tweeted, "Riverdale 2020: -Hiram injects Archie with the coronavirus before he attends Cheryl’s quarantine party so he infects everyone and tanks Cheryl and Veronica’s rum business." But, in all seriousness, it's for the best that the team at Warner Brothers is taking every necessary precaution. 

We must protect them at all costs! We still have another season to watch. 

Thankfully, the production team made a safe call to send everyone home to prevent further spread of the virus. Hopefully, everyone in the cast and crew stays healthy. The show was renewed for a fifth season, and it's possible this suspended production could delay that release date.