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Ellen DeGeneres says she's tested positive for COVID-19

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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, Ellen DeGeneres appears during a commercial break at a taping of "The Ellen Show" in Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

WASHINGTON (SBG) – Ellen DeGeneres said Thursday that she's tested positive for COVID-19.

The talk show host announced her diagnosis on Twitter, saying she's "feeling fine right now" and is following proper Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

She added that anyone who was in close contact with her had been notified.

DeGeneres came under fire earlier this year when three producers left amid allegations of a dysfunctional workplace that included sexual misconduct and racially insensitive remarks.

In July, a BuzzFeed News story featured 36 interviews with ex-staffers -- all of whom remained nameless -- who said they witnessed improper and unfair treatment. That same month, Warner Bros. said parent company WarnerMedia's investigation found what it called "flaws" in the show's day-to-day management.

DeGeneres later apologized to the show's staff in a memo.

“On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ would be a place of happiness — no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect,” she wrote. "As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again."
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