"Riverdale": The CW Suspends Season 4 Production After Crew Member Confirmed for Coronavirus Contact

On the same day that the World Health Organization declared it a pandemic, The CW's Riverdale announced that it is shutting down its Vancouver production on the current season after a member of the team came into contact with an individual who tested positive for the coronavirus and "is currently receiving medical evaluation."

Stating that the decision was made "out of an abundance of caution," here's what Warner Bros. Television had to say about suspending production on the fourth season:

"We are working closely with the appropriate authorities and health agencies in Vancouver to identify and contact all individuals who may have come into direct contact with our team member. The health and safety of our employees, casts and crews is always our top priority. We have and will continue to take precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world."

"Riverdale" season 4, episode 16 "Chapter Seventy-Three: The Locked Room": BACK FROM THE DEAD – Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) confront Bret (guest star Sean Depner), Donna (guest star Sarah Desjardins) and Professor DuPont (guest star Malcolm Stewart) and unravel their plan to commit the perfect murder. KJ Apa, Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch, Madchen Amick, Skeet Ulrich and Vanessa Morgan also star. Tessa Blake directed the episode written by Aaron Allen

"Riverdale": The CW Suspends Season 4 Production After Crew Member Confirmed for Coronavirus Contact
Riverdale — "Chapter Seventy-Three: The Locked Room-" — Image Number: RVD416a_0140b — Pictured: Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones — Photo:Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
"Riverdale": The CW Suspends Season 4 Production After Crew Member Confirmed for Coronavirus Contact
Riverdale — "Chapter Seventy-Three: The Locked Room-" — Image Number: RVD416b_0014b — Pictured (L – R): Skeet Ulrich as FP Jones and Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper — Photo:Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
"Riverdale": The CW Suspends Season 4 Production After Crew Member Confirmed for Coronavirus Contact
Riverdale — "Chapter Seventy-Three: The Locked Room-" — Image Number: RVD416a_0367b — Pictured (L – R): Malcolm Stewart as Francis Dupont and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones — Photo:Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Riverdale — "Chapter Seventy-Three: The Locked Room-" — Image Number: RVD416b_0198b — Pictured (L – R): Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge and KJ Apa as Archie Andrews — Photo:Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Riverdale — "Chapter Seventy-Three: The Locked Room-" — Image Number: RVD416a_0316b — Pictured (L – R): Doralyn Mui as Joan Berkeley, Sean Depner as Bret Weston Wallis, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper and Sarah Dejardins as Donna– Photo:Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Riverdale — "Chapter Seventy-Three: The Locked Room-" — Image Number: RVD416a_0488b — Pictured (L – R): Sarah Desjardins as Donna Sweet, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and Malcolm Stewart as Francis Dupont — Photo:Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Riverdale — "Chapter Seventy-Three: The Locked Room-" — Image Number: RVD416a_0439b — Pictured (L – R): Doralyn Mui as Joan Berkeley, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones and Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper — Photo:Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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