Riverdale production suspended due to coronavirus scare

Production on the hit television series Riverdale has been suspended due to COVID-19 concerns. 

According to Deadline, filming of the show ceased after a team member came into contact with a person who recently tested positive for coronavirus. 

It's unclear whether the Riverdale employee was part of the cast or crew, but the person is currently receiving medical evaluation, Warner Bros said in a statement. 

"We are working closely with the appropriate authorities and health agencies in Vancouver to identify and contact all individuals who may have come into direct contact with our team member," the company said.

"The health and safety of our employees, casts and crews is always our top priority. We have and will continue to take precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world." 

Producers were adamant the decision was made out of an "abundance of caution". 

Riverdale, which stars Kiwi actor KJ Apa, was in the middle of shooting it's fourth season.