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ASU Journalism School Launches Free Media Literacy Courses Online


Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is launching a free online course in media literacy.

Anyone with an email address is eligible for the three-week program, aimed at improving digital media literacy. It begins Sept. 13 and is titled, “Mediactive: How to Participate in Our Digital World.”

The Mediactive project is part of Facebook’s $2-million investment in various media literacy projects around the country. It’s designed to support projects that empower people to identify and share credible information.

“The way we consume media has fundamentally changed in the past several decades, and most of us have had to learn as we go without any training. It can feel like we’re barely keeping up,” said Kristy Roschke, managing director of the News Co/Lab.

She went on, “The Mediactive course provides accessible and tangible information people can use in their daily media use, which is especially critical as we’re facing unprecedented challenges in the U.S. and globally.”

Through videos, interviews and interactive activities, participants are slated to learn how to spot misinformation and understand how the news media operates, as well as use media overall.

“Our goal is to help people more confidently use media to make important decisions ahead of the November 2020 election and beyond,” Roschke said.

Stars Who Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 (Photos)

  • As the coronavirus pandemic continues, even the Hollywood community has been affected. From actors to athletes to politicians, here is a list of confirmed celebrity COVID-19 cases.

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  • Tom Hanks Rita Wilson

    Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson announced they both tested positive for the COVID-19 in Australia while filming their Elvis Presley biopic. The couple isolated themselves and are keeping their spirits up, sharing their experience on Instagram.

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  • Olga Kurylenko

    Former Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko posted on Instagram Sunday that she was self-quarantining after testing positive for COVID-19. She appeared in “Quantum of Solace” opposite Daniel Craig in 2008 and in the sci-fi movie “Oblivion.”

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  • Idris Elba Tux Golden Globes Stay Frosty Warner Bros

    Idris Elba posted a video on Twitter Monday saying that he tested positive for COVID-19. The British actor said he is asymptomatic and encourages people to stay pragmatic.

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  • Lucian Grainge Universal Music Coronavirus

    Lucian Grainge, longtime chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, tested positive for COVID-19 and has been hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. On April 6, he sent a memo to staff saying he was going to make a full recovery. 

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  • Kristofer Hivju posted on Instagram Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19. The “Game of Thrones” alum is set to star on Season 2 of Netflix’s “The Witcher.” 

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  • Rachel Matthews

    Rachel Matthews, the voice of Honeymaren in “Frozen II” and an actress known for “Looking for Alaska” and “Happy Death Day 2 You,” said in a series of posts on her Instagram story (via Page Six) that she tested positive for COVID-19. Matthews described her symptoms over the course of a week in her posts and added that she found tests for the virus “INSANELY hard to come by.” 


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  • Kevin Durant

    Kevin Durant, a two-time NBA Finals MVP and currently a player for the Brooklyn Nets, was one of four players who tested positive for COVID-19, according to The Athletic. “Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this,” he told The Athletic.

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  • Daniel Dae Kim

    Actor Daniel Dae Kim announced on Instagram Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. “For all those out there, especially teenagers and millennials who think this is not serious, please know that it is,” the former “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-0” star pleaded. He has since recovered from the virus.

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  • Prince Albert of Monaco

    Prince Albert of Monaco is the first known head of state to contract COVID-19.

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  • Sean Payton

    Sean Payton told ESPN he tested positive for COVID-19. He is the first confirmed case in the NFL

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  • Colton Underwood

    Colton Underwood, former star of “The Bachelor,” revealed in a Twitter video that despite being 28-years-old and healthy, he still tested positive for COVID-19.  

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  • Andy Cohen

    Andy Cohen, host of “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo, announced he tested positive on March 20.

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  • debi mazar

    Actress Debi Mazar (“Goodfellas,” “Younger”) announced on March 21 that she had tested positive for COVID-19. “Today my lungs are heavy, but I’m tough,” she wrote. “I can breath, and I’m going to heal here, in my own home! My family is under quarantine for 14 days.”

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  • Placido Domingo

    Opera legend Placido Domingo announced on March 22 that he tested positive for COVID-19. “Together we can fight this virus and stop the current worldwide crisis, so we can hopefully return to our normal daily lives very soon,” he wrote on Facebook.

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  • Aaron Tveit

    “Les Miserables” actor Aaron Tveit announced he tested positive for COVID-19 in a lengthy Instagram post. “I consider myself extremely lucky that my symptoms have been very mild,” he wrote.

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    Sen. Rand Paul became the first U.S. senator to test positive for the virus Sunday.

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    Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the virus in prison, according to a report from the Niagara Gazette.

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  • “Game of Thrones” actress Indira Varma revealed she was sick with the virus last week.


  • Greg Rikaart Young and the restless soap opera actor

    Daytime Emmy Award winner Greg Rikaart (“The Young and the Restless”) announced on Instagram that he tested positive for COVID-19. “Nice try coronavirus, but I have another 4-5 decades worth of experiences to have with these guys,” he wrote, referring to his husband and son.

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  • Houston rapper Slim Thug said he tested positive for coronavirus.

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  • prince charles

    Prince Charles, the first in line to the British throne, has tested positive for COVID-19 but remains in “good health,” his office announced on Wednesday.

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  • Jackson Browne

    Jackson Browne, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, also announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He is recuperating in his Los Angeles home.

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  • Jeff Shell Universal

    In a memo to staff Thursday, NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell revealed he had tested positive for COVID-19 and “improving every day.”

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  • Floyd Cardoz

    Chef Floyd Cardoz died of COVID-19 complications on March 25. He won the third season of “Top Chef Masters” and appeared in numerous other cooking programs. He was 59.

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  • Mark Blum Desperately Seeking Susan

    Mark Blum, who starred in “Desperately Seeking Susan” and “You,” died of COVID-19 complications on March 26. He was 69.

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  • Doris Burke ESPN

    ESPN NBA analyst and reporter Doris Burke revealed Friday she tested positive for COVID-19, and that it took eight days for her to get her results. Fortunately, she has been symptom-free.

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  • Chuck Billy Testament Coronavirus

    Chuck Billy, frontman for the thrash-metal band Testament, told Rolling Stone, “I had an achy body, headaches, coughing, tight chest, I lost my sense of smell and taste — the whole thing.” A few days later, he and his wife Tiffany learned they had COVID-19.

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  • Scarface rapper coronavirus

    Houston rapper Scarface revealed in a livestream with Geto Boys’ bandmate Willie D. that he tested positive for COVID-19 after having symptoms that began with the lack of taste and smell.

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  • adam schlesinger

    Adam Schlesinger, the songwriter best known for his work with the rock band Fountains of Wayne and the TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” has been hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms. Sadly, the 52-year-old rocker died on April 1.

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  • Chris Cuomo

    Chris Cuomo announced on March 31 he tested positive for COVID-19. The anchor has been hosting the show from his basement. Cuomo also revealed shortly after his own diagnosis that his wife too tested positive.

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  • Tennis commentator Patrick McEnroe tested positive for COVID-19

    Tennis commentator Patrick McEnroe announced March 31 he tested positive for COVID-19. The brother of John McEnroe says he quarantined himself in his basement and is “feeling fine.”

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  • Eddie Large coronavirus

    Eddie Large, one-half of the comedy duo Little and Large, contracting COVID-19 while hospitalized for heart failure. Sadly, he died on April 2 at age 78.

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  • Jim Edmonds Real Housewives

    Jim Edmonds, MLB player turned “Real Housewives of Orange County” star, said he tested positive for both pneumonia and COVID-19 but is “completely symptom-free” now.

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  • Ali Wentworth

    Actress Ali Wentworth, who is married to ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, revealed on Instagram she tested positive for COVID-19 and “has never been sicker.” She is quarantined from her family.

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  • Brian Stokes Mitchell

    Tony-award winning actor Brian Stokes Mitchell tweeted he tested positive for the COVID-19 and was self-isolating. He added he was feeling better and “over the hump.” 

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  • Sara Bareilles

    “Love Song” singer and Broadway star of the musical “Waitress” Sara Bareilles revealed she had tested positive for the COVID-19 and is already feeling better, she said in an Instagram story Friday.

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  • CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin tested positive for COVID-19 despite practicing social distancing. “I am okay,” she posted on Instagram. “It came on suddenly yesterday afternoon. Chills, aches, fever. I’ve been social distancing. Doing ALL the things we’re being told to do. Still — it got me.”


  • Christopher Cross coronavirus

    Christopher Cross, the singer-songwriter best known for “Sailing,” announced he tested positive for COVID-19 in a lengthy Instagram post. “Although I am fortunate enough to be cared for at home, this is possibly the worst illness I’ve ever had,” he wrote.

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  • Pink

    The pop singer Pink revealed on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19 but said that after two weeks of self-isolating, she then tested negative for COVID-19 and had recovered. Pink then agreed to donate $1 million split among two different crisis relief funds.

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  • Marianne Faithfull

    The singer and songwriter Marianne Faithfull, who came to fame as part of the 1960s British Invasion with her single “As Tears Go By,” was hospitalized in London after testing positive for COVID-19, her reps told Rolling Stone. On April 22, Faithfull’s team revealed that after being hospitalized for the past 22 days, she was released from the hospital to recuperate in London. Her team also added that the hospital staff from the British NHS “without doubt, saved her life.”

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  • John Taylor Duran Duran coronavirus

    Duran Duran singer John Taylor announced on Facebook that he had tested positive for COVID-19 — and fully recovered. “I want to let you know that it isn’t always a killer, and we can and will beat this thing,” he wrote.

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  • Todd Chrisley

    Reality TV star Todd Chrisley (“Chrisley Knows Best”) revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 on his podcast. “It has been the sickest I have ever been on this earth,” he said. “Hopefully, I will get better every day, but as of right now, folks, I still am not clicking on all cylinders.”

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  • Jennifer Ayden

    “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Jennifer Aydin revealed she tested positive for COVID-19 after asking her husband — a plastic surgeon — to bring home a test. The reality TV star has been quarantining herself away from her five children.

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  • jedidiah bila

    “Fox & Friends” weekend host Jedediah Bila said on Instagram that she has been recovering from her COVID-19 diagnosis while absent from the air. The former “View” host said she’s “very much on the mend.”

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  • Babyface Kenny Edmonds coronavirus

    Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds told his Instagram followers on April 10, which is also his birthday, that he and his family tested positive for COVID-19 but have since recovered. “It’s an incredibly scaring thing to go through my friends,” he wrote.

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  • Sturgill Simpson coronavirus

    Country music singer Sturgill Simpson posted a photo on Instagram On April 11 of him lying on a hospital bed, wearing a face mask. “After almost one month without any symptoms, I received a call from the Nashville CDC stating that my test resulted in a positive detection for Covid-19,” he wrote.

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  • George Stephanopoulos

    “Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos announced he tested positive for COVID-19 just a few days after his wife, Ali Wentworth, revealed her diagnosis. Fortunately, the tv host says he has been asymptomatic and is “feeling great.”

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  • Wreckless Eric

    Wreckless Eric, the ’70s pop rock star and singer of the track “Whole Wide World,” revealed in a blog post on April 19 that he tested positive for COVID-19 after weeks of experiencing symptoms but being unable to receive a test. “I haven’t actually been very well in the past three or four weeks – chest and rib pains, cough, low level fever, intermittent headaches – I was pretty sure it must be the virus though I was told the only way I could get confirmation of this was by presenting myself at the emergency room, death’s door, sick to the point of dying, ready to be hospitalised…No f—ing thank you.” Wreckless Eric, real name Eric Goulden, revealed that though he tested positive his wife did not.

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  • Richard Quest CNN Coronavirus

    CNN International anchor Richard Quest revealed via Twitter on April 20 that he “caught coronavirus. I am blessed in that I have few symptoms – just a cough.”

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  • Moulin Rouge! Boston stage production

    Broadway star Danny Burstein said in a video interview with “CBS This Morning” on April 21 that he had just been released from the hospital after a five-day stay. He told the morning show that he will “absolutely” return to the stage once he is healthy and theaters reopen.

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  • Todd McShay

    NFL Draft and College Football Analyst Todd McShay revealed on the day of the 2020 NFL Draft that he would not be able to work the gig this year because he is “home recovering from coronavirus.” “I’ll be back,” he promised — just not in time for this year’s festivities.

  • lesley stahl

    “60 Minutes” host Lesley Stahl revealed on-air on May 3 that she had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and had made a full recovery after being hospitalized. In tribute to the doctors and nurses, she said, “We all owe them our gratitude, our admiration and, in some cases, our lives.”

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  • Pat Dye Auburn football coach

    Legendary Auburn football coach Pat Dye is “very weak” after combating COVID-19 and other medical conditions, TMZ reported on May 21. Sadly, he died June 1.

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  • Patrick Ewing

    Former New York Knicks star and current Georgetown University coach Patrick Ewing announced on May 22 that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He said on Twitter, “This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.”

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  • Neera Tanden

    Neera Tanden, who the president of the liberal think tank Center for American Progress and a frequent guest on “Real Time With Bill Maher,” MSNBC, CNN and Fox News, announced on Twitter on May 23 that she has COVID-19. “I only went out for necessities and wore masks,” she wrote. “This is obviously a very transmissible virus. People need to take a lot of care and the idea we can just reopen is very scary.”

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  • andrea bocelli

    Andrea Bocelli revealed in a Facebook post that he and members of his family had tested positive for COVID-19. He added that they had a “swift and full recovery” and that he later donated blood to coronavirus research.

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  • Judi Evans Days Of Our Lives Coronavirus

    Longtime “Days of Our Lives” star Judi Evans was hospitalized with COVID-19 in May and nearly lost both of her legs, according to a Facebook post from her representative.

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  • Michael Malone

    Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone said that he contracted COVID-19 but that recovered after he “kicked its butt.”

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  • dl hughley

    On June 20, comedian D.L. Hughley said he tested positive for COVID-19 when he was hospitalized in Nashville after collapsing on stage during a stand-up performance the night before. “In addition to all the other stuff you have to look out for, if your ass pass out in the middle of a show, onstage, you probably need to get tested,” he said.

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  • Novak Djokovic tennis

    Novak Djokovic, the world’s No. 1 tennis player, announced he tested positive for COVID-19 June 23 after organizing and playing in the Adria Cup tournament earlier this month with no social distancing guidelines.

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  • Malcolm Brogdon

    NBA player Malcolm Brogdon announced on June 24 that he recently tested positive for COVID-19 and was in quarantine. He said he is “feeling well” and plans to rejoin his Pacers teammates when recovered. Brogdon has been vocal following the death of George Floyd and participated in protests.

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  • Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza who sought the GOP nomination for the presidency in 2011, announced July 3 he had been hospitalized in Atlanta after testing positive for COVID-19. The week before, he had attended a rally for Donald Trump’s re-election in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He died on July 30.

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  • jimmie johnson nascar

    On July 3, NASCAR announced that seven-time NASCAR Cup series champion  Jimmie Johnson had tested positive for COVID-19.

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  • kimberly guilfoyle

    Kimberly Guilfoyle, the former Fox News personality and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr., tested positive for COVID-19 on  July 3. Guilfoyle, a top fundraiser for the president’s re-election campaign, had planned to attend an event at South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore.

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  • shana moakler

    Model and reality TV star Shana Moakler shared in an Instagram Stories post on July 2 that she had testified positive for COVID-19. She joked, “On this date in July last year, I broke my foot and then this year I got COVID. So, you know, I’m just going to officially just remove Julys from my calendar because [it’s] not my month.”

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  • Amitabh Bachchan Bollywood coronavirus

    Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan tweeted a message to his fans on July 11, saying that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and had been hospitalized. He wrote, “family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !”

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  • Houston Rockets’ star Russell Westbrook revealed July 13 that he tested positive shortly before the team traveled to Orlando for the NBA restart. 

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  • jack nicklaus

    In a CBS telecast on July 19, legendary pro golfer Jack Nicklaus revealed that he and his wife both tested positive for COVID-19 early in the pandemic. The two 80-year-olds recovered relatively quickly.

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  • Mel Gibson

    Actor-director Mel Gibson disclosed in July that he came down with a bad case of COVID-19 back in April. People reports that he spent a week in the hospital but recovered and has tested negative since then.

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  • Shannon Beador RHOC Real Housewives of Orange County

    “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Shannon Beador revealed in an Instagram post on July 24 that she and her three daughters tested positive for the coronavirus. “Today, we are Covid positive times 4,” she wrote. “The girls and I are blessed to be quarantining in the same home (but isolating in separate rooms).”

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  • doja cat

    In an interview with London-based website Capital Xtra, rapper Doja Cat said she tested positive for COVID-19 — just months after dismissing concerns about the pandemic (“It’s a flu! Ya’ll are pussies.”)

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  • In a July 30 Instagram post, Bryan Cranston revealed he contracted a “mild” case of COVID-19 recently.

  • Lena Dunham

    “Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham revealed in a July 31 post to Instagram that she was infected in March. The actress says she was sick for 21 days and despite having recovered is still experiencing symptoms.

  • Peter Thomas RHOA Real Housewives of Atlanta

    “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Peter Thomas announced in an Instagram post on Aug. 2 that he tested positive for the coronavirus — and blamed his fans for giving it to him. “COVID-19 got me,” he wrote. “People come up to me and ask me to take pictures all the time,” he said in the accompanying video, “and they want me to have the mask off and they want to hug on me because they say they like me.”

  • Alyssa Milano

    Alyssa Milano revealed on Instagram on Aug. 5 that she had contracted COVID-19 after testing positive for the virus’ antibodies. She said she had experienced symptoms for months and lost 9 pounds. The actress encouraged people to wash their hands and wear masks.

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  • Antonio Banderas

    Antonio Banderas posted on Instagram Aug. 10 — his 60th birthday — that he was in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19.

    In the post, which was written in Spanish, the actor said that he felt “relatively well” and was “a little more tired than usual.” On Aug. 25, he revealed that he overcame the virus after 21 days of “disciplinary confinement.” “I am cured. My thoughts go to those who weren’t as fortunate as me, and to those who suffered more than I did.”

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  • Brian Cox

    “Succession” star Brian Cox told late-night talk-show host James Corden on Aud. 13, “I’m a diabetic, and I went from my usual bloods that I usually have between months…they took my bloods, and they took the COVID test. Then my doctor called me and said, ‘Oh, congratulations. You’ve had it.'”

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  • Kevin Hart

    In August, Kevin Hart revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 early in the pandemic. “The problem is that I had it around the same time as Tom Hanks, and I couldn’t say anything because he’s more famous than I am,” he said during a standup set, according to the New York Post.

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  • Dwayne Johnson

    Dwayne Johnson shared in an Instagram video on Sept. 2 that he, his wife and two of his daughters tested positive for COVID-19. He added that they were all on the mend.


  • Tiffany Haddish

    Actress Tiffany Haddish revealed on her YouTube channel Aug. 31 that she had tested positive for COVID-19 a few months ago, quarantined, and then tested and was found to have antibodies. She said she’s tested negative over a dozen times since.


  • Michael Rooker Suicide Squad

    “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Michael Rooker said he finally tested negative after an “epic” battle with COVID-19. “So, just so y’all know the end result of all those daily battles has come to an end,” the actor wrote on his Facebook page Sept. 5. “My body has won the WAR!


  • Jim Parsons

    “The Big Bang Theory” and “Boys in the Band” star Jim Parsons revealed on “The Tonight Show” that he and husband Todd Spiewak both got COVID-19 back in March and completely lost his sense of taste and smell.


  • Melania Trump Green Screen Dress RNC 2020

    President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump revealed on Oct. 1 that they both tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump tweeted, “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”


  • trey songz

    Trey Songz announced on Oct. 5 that he is COVID-positive via Instagram. The musician said he tested frequently since he has a 17-month-old son and has begun quarantine.


  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for COVID-19, the Portuguese soccer federation said Oct. 13.

    The federation said Ronaldo has no symptoms and is “doing well.” He has left the Portuguese national team ahead of its Nations League match against Sweden Wednesday and is isolating.


  • Dustin Johnson

    Dustin Johnson, the world’s No. 1 golfer, tested positive for COVID-19, the PGA Tour announced Oct. 13.

    He has withdrawn from the upcoming event in Las Vegas and is seeking treatment after experiencing symptoms.


  • Justin Turner LA Dodgers

    L.A. Dodgers player Justin Turner had to be pulled from Game 6 of the 2020 World Series on Oct. 27 after testing positive for COVID-19. The Dodgers won and Turner returned to the field — at times masked and unmasked — to celebrate.

  • Khloe Kardashian

    Khloe Kardashian revealed she contracted COVID-19 in a promo for the upcoming season of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” though the date of her illness was unspecified.

  • Trevor Lawrence

    Trevor Lawrence, starting quarterback for the Clemson Tigers and the projected first pick in next year’s NFL Draft, tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced on Oct. 29.

  • Prince William

    Prince William, like his father Prince Charles, tested positive for the coronavirus, royal insiders confirmed to Vanity Fair.

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  • Marlon Humphrey Baltimore Ravens

    Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphreys announced on Twitter that, “I got the Rona hopefully I’ll be back healthy soon.” The results came a day after playing all defensive snaps against the Steelers the day before.

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  • John Elway

    NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and Broncos GM John Elway tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 3. CEO Joe Ellis also tested positive and the team was informed Tuesday. Several Broncos players have previously tested positive. 

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  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson tested positive on Nov. 9. Carson attended an election party the previous week with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who also tested positive last Wednesday — along with five others in the Trump campaign/orbit.

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  • Lee Brice

    Country singer Lee Brice will miss the CMA Awards on Nov. 11 after testing positive for COVID-19. It’s unclear when his diagnosis was but he is at home under quarantine.

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  • Richard Schiff

    “The Good Doctor” star Richard Schiff revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 on Election Day. His wife Sheila Kelley, who also plays his on-screen spouse, similarly tested positive. The couple are quarantined in their home.

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  • jeremih

    The R&B singer Jeremih, best known for hits like “Birthday Sex” and “Down on Me,” was diagnosed with COVID-19. On Nov. 14, TMZ reported that the singer (born Jeremy Felton)  had been placed on a ventilator in a Chicago hospital’s intensive care unit.

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  • Ben Platt

    “The Politician” star Ben Platt told his Twitter followers on Nov. 15 that he had the coronavirus in March and that he’s “totally fine now.” The Tony winner and 2020’s Hasty Pudding Man of the Year wrote: “it was like an awful flu that lingered for 3 weeks or so. Thankfully made a full recovery. so many haven’t been as lucky and will continue not to be. #WearAMask.”

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  • Meghan King Real Housewives of Orange County

    Former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Meghan King revealed she tested positive for the coronavirus in an Instagram story on Nov. 15. “I have been safe while traveling but I had an exchange on Tuesday where I did not protect myself and this is when I had to have been infected.” Her ex, Jim Edmonds, tested positive earlier this year.

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  • Bad Bunny Brad Pitt

    Bad Bunny, aka Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, revealed on Nov. 23 that he missed the previous night’s American Music Awards performance after testing positive for COVID-19. The Urbano singer did present and accept awards virtually.

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    Gloria Estefan revealed on Dec. 2 that she was infected with COVID-19 despite rigorously following public health protocols. The singer suspects she contracted the virus after a brief fan interaction. She spent November in quarantine and says she is now recovered.

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  • Nancy Grace

    Fox Nation host Nancy Grace, her husband David, their twins 13-year-olds John and Lucy and her 88-year-old mother all tested positive for COVID-19. “We thought we had done everything right,” the former prosecutor told The Daily Mail on Dec. 11.

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  • ashanti

    Singer Ashanti postponed her planned “Verzuz” battle with Keyshia Cole on Dec. 12 after testing positive for COVID-19.

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  • Sharon Osbourne

    “The Talk” co-host Sharon Osbourne announced on social media Dec. 14 that she had tested positive for COVID-19: “After a brief hospitalization, I’m now recuperating at a location away from Ozzy (who has tested negative) while ‘The Talk’ is on scheduled hiatus,” she wrote.

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  • kt oslin

    Grammy-winning singer K.T. Oslin tested positive for COVID in December, a friend told the Associated Press. Sadly, the 78-year-old passed away on Dec. 21.

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  • sophie rundle

    “Peaky Blinders” star Sophie Rundle Instagrammed on Dec. 22 that she had contracted COVID-19. The 32-year-old said she lost her sense of taste and had a “cough to rival a Dickensian workhouse orphan boy.”

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  • Grimes Oblivion

    Synth-pop musician and Elon Musk’s partner Grimes announced on her Instagram Jan. 11 she’d “finally” caught COVID-19. “Weirdly enjoying the Dayquil fever dream 2021,” she added. 


  • Liv Tyler FOX Winter TCA

    Actress Liv Tyler said in an Instagram post on Jan. 15 that she found out on New Year’s Eve that she tested positive for COVID-19. She wrote: “I had made it all the way through 2020 keeping myself and my family safe. Doing everything i could to protect my wolf pack and follow the rules to protect others. Suddenly on The morn of the last day of 2020… boom it took me down.”

  • Dave Chappelle

    Dave Chappelle told TMZ Jan. 21 that he tested positive while in Austin for a string of shows. The shows have now been canceled and he’s quarantining. According to TMZ he isn’t experiencing symptoms as of this writing. Notably, Chappelle was photographed earlier in the week with Grimes, who announced Jan. 11 that she contracted COVID-19.

  • “Jersey Shore” alum Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi announced on Valentine’s Day 2021 that she tested positive for the coronavirus. “My family & I have been super cautious & careful, so this is super scary,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “It’s fricken weird. I had a greasy cheese pizza & couldn’t taste a damn thing. WHAT A SIN.”


  • Nick Cannon

    “The Masked Singer” host Nick Cannon tested positive for COVID on an unspecified date, causing him to miss taping early episodes of the show’s fifth season. Niecy Nash will initially fill in for Cannon when the show returns in March 2021.


  • gwyneth paltrow

    Actress turned wellness entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow announced on her Goop website in February that she caught COVID “early on” and was still experiencing long-term fatigue and “brain fog” well after.


  • Michael Sheen

    “Prodigal Son” star Michael Sheen announced in March that he had been “laid low” by COVID-19 and it was “very difficult and quite scary.”


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British actor Michael Sheen tweeted he’s been ”laid low“ with COVID for the last few weeks

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, even the Hollywood community has been affected. From actors to athletes to politicians, here is a list of confirmed celebrity COVID-19 cases.


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