Chicago Fire season 9 shut down due to positive COVID-19 tests

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Chicago Fire crew members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Chicago Fire has stopped production after multiple people tested positive for the coronavirus, according to new information provided to Deadline.

The Deadline report, which does not contain any official comment from NBC or the production team, says that several crew members were COVID-19 positive.

As such work on the current season has been paused for the next two weeks while the show follows NBCUniversal’s COVID-19 protocols.

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Wednesday’s news means two out of the three One Chicago series have had people affected by COVID-19.

Just two days after filming on the current season began in September, Chicago Med had one crew member come back positive.

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After a second crew member was also found to have COVID-19 in a separate test, the medical drama likewise stopped work for a two-week period; it’s now back in production.

Chicago Fire‘s positive tests won’t affect the airing of new episodes, as TV shows are always working ahead of what fans see on TV. That means the show will continue to air as normal even though it’s not being produced at the moment.

But it’s certainly concerning that two of the three series have each had multiple staff members receive positive tests. The health and safety of crew and cast is the most important thing, and so hopefully with NBCUniversal’s procedures in place, the situation can be managed and everyone will be able to recover and get back to work.

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