December 3rd, 2020

“The Good Doctor” actor Richard Schiff hospitalized with COVID-19


By The Canadian Press on November 18, 2020.

Actor Richard Schiff speaks to the media in Toronto, June 7, 2000. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tannis Toohey

VANCOUVER – Actor Richard Schiff, who appears on the Vancouver-filmed TV series “The Good Doctor,” has been hospitalized with COVID-19.

The 65-year-old American performer, who stars as president of the St. Bonaventure Hospital on the medical drama, said on his Twitter account Monday that he’s being treated with the antiviral medication Remdesivir, oxygen and steroids.

He added that he’s “showing some improvement every day.”

Schiff tested positive along with his wife, Sheila Kelly, also an actor on the show, on Nov. 3 while filming the latest season of the series.

Kelly said in a post last week they were quarantined at home in Vancouver, adding they did not contract the virus on set.

“The Good Doctor,” which airs on ABC and CTV, was continuing filming in Vancouver as of last week.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 18, 2020.

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