Ellen DeGeneres says she tested positive for COVID-19

FILE - Ellen DeGeneres poses in the press room at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. DeGeneres says she'll be ready to talk when her daytime show returns this month after a staff shake-up prompted by allegations of a toxic workplace. I cant wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, were gonna talk about it, DeGeneres said in a statement announcing the show's Sept. 21, 2020, start of its 18th season. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
FILE - Ellen DeGeneres poses in the press room at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. DeGeneres says she'll be ready to talk when her daytime show returns this month after a staff shake-up prompted by allegations of a toxic workplace. I cant wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, were gonna talk about it, DeGeneres said in a statement announcing the show's Sept. 21, 2020, start of its 18th season. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) (2020 Invision)

Ellen DeGeneres announced on Thursday that she has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement posted to social media pages, Ellen DeGeneres said:

DeGeneres said she’s feeling fine and following CDC guidelines. In September, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” started its 18th season in Los Angeles with the host on stage for the first time in months after taping from DeGeneres’s home during quarantine.


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