MSNBC's Rachel Maddow misses protection of presidential election following potential COVID-19 publicity

In the last week Rachel Maddowwas a constant presence in the homes of MSNBC viewers. But on Friday night the host won't be at the news desk.

In a statement shared on Twitter, the Rachel Maddow Show host said she will be off the air starting tonight after possible exposure to COVID-19. "It all happens at once," said the newscaster. "I had a close contact test positive for COVID – I've tested negative so far but will be quarantined at home until it's safe for me to be back at work without putting anyone at risk."

She continued, "You will be in good hands with you tonight Nicolle [Wallace] and joy [Reid] and Brian [Williams] And great and good lord [Steve] Kornacki and the entire MSNBC crew. Bye for now! I wish everyone patience and peace. May these remarkable times bring out the best in us all. "

The journalist's break from the news desk comes at an admittedly inopportune time. With the 2020 U.S. presidential election coming up, Americans wait with bated breath for updates from states that are still counting votes.

According to NBC News, the results are still too close, but the former vice president is Joe Biden is currently senior president Donald Trump.

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