Production for season 7 of The Flash has halted due to circumstances stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The production member who received the diagnosis is asymptomatic. Due to the diagnosis, production has been temporarily halted while a contact tracing program is being implemented to determine if others on the production have been exposed. Reportedly, the studio is potentially looking to adjust the production schedule, so that filming can resume while the production member (and any potential close contacts) self-isolates.
This is now the second delay in filming that the Vancouver-based show has had due to either delays in testing or positive tests. Filming for the season, as well as other shows that film in Vancouver, was first delayed (not long after resuming) due to a heavy backlog at testing facilities. The show was one of the countless that initially had to shut down production back in March due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and it wasn’t able to resume filming until October. The sixth season was understandably shortened, with the remaining episodes now added onto the beginning of the seventh.
Every cast and crew member get tested due to the rigorous safety measures in place, but unfortunately The Flash is yet another production that has had to pause production due to positive COVID tests.
Here’s hoping that the crew member affected stays well and that other members of production are safe as well.
The Flash is currently scheduled to return to The CW for its season 7 premiere on February 23, 2021.
For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.