Chicago Med halted filming today when a crew member returned a positive Covid-19 test. The show will suspend production for two weeks.
The positive result was yielded through a rapid test and the individual who tested positive was immediately sent home. Contact tracing, as well as other Covid guidelines, have been carried out since the test came back.
The person who tested positive was a production team member from a Zone A department which meant they were in close proximity to other cast and crew members. As a result, Wolf Entertainment and Universal TV are pausing production as a precaution.
Chicago Med is entering its sixth season, and was the first Chicago One drama to restart production. NBC currently has it slated to premiere Nov. 11 along with Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.
A stop-and-go in filming is considered highly possible and all precautions are being followed as studios try to shoot new content during the Covid pandemic. The temporary pause will not impact the delivery date for the series, nor will it halt production on Chicago P.D. or Chicago Fire which are on schedule to begin filming on October 6.