Update on COVID-19 BC: Actor on TV show filmed in BC in hospital, another recovering at home


VANCOUVER – Two actors from a television show filmed in British Columbia say they have tested positive for COVID-19. Richard Schiff and Sheila Kelley, who have been married for 24 years, say they found out about their diagnoses earlier this month.

Schiff plays Dr. Aaron Glassman in The Good Doctor, a show filmed in and around Vancouver.

Kelley plays her sweetheart, Debbie Wexler.

In a Twitter post, Schiff said he tested positive for the new coronavirus on U.S. Election Day – November 3.

“It has been the most bizarre week of our lives,” he said.

” It’s difficult. We are determined to find our way back to health. We support everyone who is struggling with this thing. Love from here. ”

In an update on his condition on Monday, Schiff revealed that while Kelley recovered at home, he was being treated in hospital.

Thanking the public for their support, he wrote that he was taking oxygen, steroids and remdesivir, a broad-spectrum antiviral drug that is given intravenously.

Remdesivir was approved earlier this year as a treatment for COVID-19 in adults with pneumonia, who need supplemental oxygen, according to Health Canada.

He said Kelley’s condition had improved, but she was still “quite sick”.

Kelley posted on social media that she and Schiff are ‘hooked in there’ and that Schiff has been ‘definitely criticized a little harder’ than she and their son, Gus, have been.

She said she was in quarantine at the couple’s house in Vancouver.

In July, the show’s producer Shawn Willliamentson told CTV News how the show plans to safely resume production.

Production was halted before resuming in August due to a COVID-19 test seed.

According to local film blog WhatsFilming.ca, season 4 of the show airing on CTV premiered in September and will run until the end of May.

The show’s filming locations included Surrey Town Hall, Mountain View Cemetery and Vancouver Community College.


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