The ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ will not halt production just because one of their own is positive with COVID-19 … TMZ has learned.
Sources close to the production tell us … Bravo isn’t hitting the breaks as it continues to shoot the other housewives for season 15 — despite the fact, Shannon announced last week she and her 3 teenage daughters all recently tested positive for coronavirus.
ICYMI … the reality star said, “This photo was taken pre-pandemic. Today, we are Covid positive times 4. The girls and I are blessed to be quarantining in the same home (but isolating in separate rooms).”
She added, “A huge thank you to all of the medical personnel that have been patiently guiding us through this illness. Sending prayers to all of those affected. 🙏🏻❤️”
Now, as for why Bravo and the other ladies — including Braunwyn Windham-Burke, Kelly Dodd, Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson and newbie Elizabeth Vargas — are forging on? We’re told the team doesn’t feel like they’re in danger of getting sick.
When production resumed a couple weeks ago, our sources say the above-mentioned women, sans Shannon, took a cast trip to Lake Arrowhead. Because Shannon wasn’t there, the others didn’t come in contact with her … and as a result, they’re confident in moving forward with current safety guidelines, without having to close up shop again.
Speaking of those … we’re told the precautions being taken right now are similar to those being administered to the ‘RHOA’ cast — Bravo’s doing temp checks, avoiding filming in crowds and having the crew members wear masks on set. Same stuff across the board.
The only difference here — an actual cast member is sick — but not even that can stop the ‘Housewives’ train.
BTW, Shannon has to test negative twice before rejoining the group — for now, we’re told she’s filming from her phone at home when she feels up to it, but isn’t doing any in-person, on-camera work at the moment.