Whilst many of us have been spending our work days at home in 2020, Shemar Moore, for one, has gotten back to work. CBS’ S.W.A.T. went back into production in August after a 5-month break to get Season 4 in front of viewers before the end of the year. Things seem to have been going smoothly, and Shemar Moore has been sharing a lot of images from set; however, he announced this week that he will be spending his holiday dealing with COVID-19.
Moore revealed the news on Instagram, noting the symptoms he’s had before talking about how his holidays will be affected by his diagnosis. He noted of his symptoms that he knew he was sick, but really didn’t think it was COVID at first, given how his symptoms were presenting. Per the actor:
I have COVID! Just found out moments ago. Gonna stay wrapping presents… I thought I had food poisoning, chills and aches all day today, still can smell, taste, no cough, no running nose, [but] I have to accept test results.
The good news is, like many celebrities who have battled COVID-19 so far, his symptoms don’t seem to be super serious. He’s currently chilling and even wrapping gifts, but some of the plans he had for the holidays are no longer going to pan out. Shemar Moore touched on that, as well as how the year has been hard for him, noting,
I feel fine now, but I have to be responsible!!!!! My Xmas n New Years is clearly not gonna be the best, my last year and a half has not been the best… but I WILL BE OKAY!!!!! This is a hard time for ALL OF US, the WORLD!!! But, I BELIEVE in the sun shining through the rain. Stay safe and appreciate everything and everybody you have and had.
If you’ve kept tabs on Shemar Moore at all during 2020, it has been a tough year on the actor. He lost his mother, Marylin Joan Wilson-Moore, a retired school teacher, in February of this year. Plus, he’s dealt with all of the COVID-19 uncertainties facing all of us this year.
He added at the end of the message the hashtag, #wearamask, something that Shemar Moore has been doing a lot this year. His series, S.W.A.T. on CBS has been back in production for a while and taking safety precautions in order to keep filming. Outside of work, he’s shared photos of himself masked up and doing activities, like picking up a Christmas tree from a Christmas tree farm.
The good news is that Shemar Moore is sick over the holidays. TV productions are generally shut down during this time anyway before the winter TV season, so while Moore himself does not touch on his schedule in his post, he does seem to be indicating he plans to quarantine until his bout with COVID-19 passes. As some shows have had to shut down after COVID cases have occurred on set, hopefully this will end up being a blessing overall. Our thoughts go out to Moore as he recuperates at home over the holidays, and well wishes to anyone spending Christmas alone this year.