'Good Morning America' Host Michael Strahan Tests Positive for COVID-19

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After taking a leave of absence from the morning show all week, Strahan’s fellow hosts confirmed his COVID-19 diagnosis on Thursday.

On Thursday’s Good Morning America, the talk show hosts — Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Amy Robach — confirmed that their fellow host Michael Strahan has tested positive for coronavirus, and is currently self-quarantining.

Stephanopoulos expressed Strahan’s thanks to GMA viewers for their concern, but affirmed that the NFL Hall of Famer is “feeling well and looking forward to being back here shortly.”

He emphasized: “You should know that all of us here — both in front of the camera and behind the scenes — have been cleared by Disney to be here after contact tracing and following CDC guidelines.””

Previously, Stephanopoulos tested positive for coronavirus back in April, but he was asymptomatic. He believes he contracted the virus from caring for his wife, Ali Wentworth, who had also tested positive.

After speaking with Strahan on Wednesday, Robach joked that she'd like for him to "hurry back" so she can "set her alarm clock back an hour."

TMZ first reported the news of Strahan’s COVID-19 diagnosis, after fans noticed his absence from GMA. Strahan also appeared virtually on his other hosting gig, FOX NFL Sunday, to cover the NFC Championship this past Sunday.

Strahan’s positive test comes as the United States continues to experience surges of the virus and discovery of new strains across the country, while vaccines are gradually distributed to frontline healthcare workers and high-risk individuals.

Strahan has served as a host of Good Morning America since 2016. The former New York Giants legend also owns his own production company SMAC Entertainment, in addition to co-founding the Emmy Award-winning media company Religion of Sports, alongside partners NFL quarterback Tom Brady and filmmaker Gotham Chopra.