There Is An Audience Ban At ‘Jeopardy!’ And ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Due To Coronavirus Fears

There is an audience ban at Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune
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  • ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ have announced that they will tape without a live audience for now. 
  • This is because of the spreading of the coronavirus. 
  • The game shows hope to protect their fans as well as their staff. 

 

The game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune will not be having any audiences for the time being. The shows are currently filming without any audiences to help protect from coronavirus. They hope to protect audiences from the virus, as well as the hosts and employees of the shows.

For instance, Alex Trebek is currently battling pancreatic cancer. He has a weakened immune system because of this, so he must take extra precautions to avoid coronavirus. Reports also say that many of the audience members are older and come from out of town.

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‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ will tape without an audience for the time being

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With travel bans across the country and an increased risk for the elderly, the temporary ban on audiences makes sense for the shows. Recently, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning for those over 60 years old.

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Americans over 60 are supposed to stay home for the time being and avoid crowds. They are more likely to catch coronavirus and become seriously ill or even die from the virus.

No word on how long the shows will tape without an audience. It will likely last until the warning has been removed.

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