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"The Ellen DeGeneres Show will resume production in-studio on Monday, January 11th with a virtual audience," a spokesperson for the Telepictures, the producers of the show, tells PEOPLE in a statement. "For the safety of the staff and crew, the show will further reduce on-site personnel and maintain our industry-leading production protocols."
The show paused filming in December when DeGeneres, 62, revealed that she had tested positive for the COVID-19.
"Hi Everyone, I want to let you all know that I tested positive for Covid-19," she wrote on Twitter on Dec. 10. "Fortunately, I'm feeling fine right now. Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines."
"Please stay healthy and safe," she concluded. "Love, Ellen."
On Dec. 31, a spokesperson for Telepictures told PEOPLE that production's initial return date had been pushed back by a week due to a spike in COVID-19 cases within Los Angeles County.
News of the delay came after California Gov. Gavin Newsom asked Hollywood studios to consider pausing production activity given a surge in coronavirus cases and hospitals have been stretched thin.
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In a letter sent to music, TV, and film industry workers in late December, the Los Angeles Department of Public Health asked for a similar break in production amid the surge in COVID-19 cases.
"Although music, TV, and film productions are allowed to operate, we ask you to strongly consider pausing work for a few weeks during this catastrophic surge in COVID cases," the letter said, according to FilmLA. "Identify and delay higher risk activities, and focus on lower-risk work for now, if at all possible."
Since the start of the pandemic, L.A. County has reported 871,404 COVID-19 cases and 11,545 deaths, health officials said on Thursday.
There have been more than 21.6 million cases of COVID-19 in the United States and at least 365,000 deaths related to the virus, according to a New York Times database.
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