Chicago P.D. returns to filming as Chicago passes peak of omicron surge

Chicago P.D.
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Sources at Chicago P.D. confirm that the cast and crew have returned to filming after a brief break in production caused by positive Covid-19 testing. All are reportedly doing well and Reel Chicago spotted our Chicago P.D. cast and crews filming on a west side location this Tuesday.

As we reported last week, there was a sudden shut down of production Thursday morning due to the number of positive Covid tests reported, many in Zone A, which includes the cast and those who directly interact with them. We were told then that it would likely be a brief pause and we are happy to report that production is back on schedule.

Previous to that, Chicago Fire experienced a week-long pause in production to accommodate positive Covid test results, also within Zone A.

P.D. and Fire are among a number of series that either paused due to positive Covid tests or in an abundance of caution.

Chicago passes peak of omicron surge

Chicago’s COVID-19 test positivity peaked on January 6 according to Illinois Department of Public Health data.

In an announcement made yesterday by the Chicago Department of Public Health, Illinois has now officially surpassed the peak of the surge of COVID-19 driven by the omicron variant.

“I’m really pleased to see this turn around,” said Dr. Allison Arwady, the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said they were cautiously optimistic that a drop in hospitalizations during the past seven days meant Illinois had already endured the worst of the omicron surge.

“I am cautiously optimistic about this declining, but there still a lot of people battling for their lives,” Pritzker said.


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