‘General Hospital’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Among Group of ABC Shows Pausing Production Return Due to Omicron

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Tajh Bellow, Haley Pullos, Nancy Lee Grahn, Kristina Wagner, Inga Cadranel, Donnell Turner, Brook Kerr, Marcus Coloma as Nikolas Cassadine, Cynthia Watros ("General Hospital")
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After a long holiday break, several ABC shows were set to resume production either this week or the beginning of next week, including “General Hospital,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Station 19” and “The Rookie.” Unfortunately, all four series have delayed their production restarts out of an abundance of caution and not due to any show-specific outbreaks following a rise in cases across the country related to the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

According to TVLine, which first reported the news, “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Station 19” will resume production on Wednesday, January 12, two days after originally scheduled. Meanwhile, “The Rookie” is set to return at a date yet to be determined at press time.

General Hospital” was supposed to resume production this week but will instead resume as early as Monday, January 10.

Last week, “General Hospital” star Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) announced she had tested positive for COVID-19. Another co-star reportedly revealed they had also tested positive over the holiday break in an Instagram story. The news could not be independently verified by Soap Opera Network

On Monday, December 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported it is shortening the recommended time for isolation for those who’ve tested positive for COVID-19. “People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter,” the health organization said.