UPDATE, 5:47 AM PT: Good Morning America‘s George Stephanopoulos told viewers that Michael Strahan was “feeling well and looking forward to being back here shortly,” after testing positive for Covid-19.
Stephanopoulos said that he and others on GMA had been cleared to work at the studio after contract tracing and following CDC guidelines.
Co-host Robin Roberts said that Strahan “wanted us to let you know that he has tested positive for Covid. He is at home quarantining.”
Stephanopoulos tested positive for Covid in April but said back then that he was not experiencing symptoms. He had been caring for his wife, Ali Wentworth, who had tested positive and appeared on GMA to talk about the effects of the virus.
PREVIOUSLY: Michael Strahan has tested positive for Covid-19, Deadline confirms. The Good Morning America co-host has been away from the ABC show this week and is self-quarantining.
He also appeared only remotely on Fox NFL Sunday this past weekend as that network covered the NFC Championship Game. Strahan has worked on the telecast during football season for more than a dozen years, joining the show after his Hall of Fame NFL playing career ended in 2007.
He also hosts ABC’s primetime game show The $100,000 Pyramid, which shot its latest season during the summer.
The New York Giants legend joined GMA in 2016, after having co-hosted the syndicated morning show Live! with Kelly & Michael since 2012. He and co-host Kelly Ripa shared back-to-back Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host in 2015 and 2016.
Strahan also runs his own production company, SMAC Entertainment, and co-founded the media-content company Religion of Sports with Tom Brady and Gotham Chopra.
TMZ first reported the news of Strahan’s positive test.
Ted Johnson contributed to this report.