Sofia Vergara steps out holding protective face mask amid panic over the spread of novel coronavirus

Sofia Vergara steps out in Los Angeles holding a protective face mask amid panic over the spread of novel coronavirus … after America’s Got Talent suspends filming

America’s Got Talent suspended filming this week due to the spread of the coronavirus and judge Sofia Vergara was spotted out following the announcement.

The 47-year-old star was seen holding on to a protective face mask as she stepped out in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to worsen, Hollywood has halted productions across the film and television spectrum.

Hollywood shuts down: Sofia Vergara was seen holding on to a protective face mask as she stepped out in Los Angeles on Tuesday after America’s Got Talent suspended filming amid the coronavirus outbreak

Sofia seen holding what appeared to be an N95 face mask which, according to the FDA is a ‘personal protective equipment that are used to protect the wearer from airborne particles and from liquid contaminating the face.’ 

She was dressed down in ripped jeans, black sneakers and a distressed grey sweatshirt, with her purse slung over one shoulder.

Production of America’s Got Talent has shut down this week after it had been slated to film without a live studio audience.

Sofia and fellow judge Howie Mandel were spotted arriving at the studio in the Pasadena neighborhood of Los Angeles on Saturday morning but later that day Page Six reported that production was suspended. 

Staying safe:Sofia seen holding what appeared to be an N95 face mask which, according to the FDA is a 'personal protective equipment that are used to protect the wearer from airborne particles and from liquid contaminating the face'

Staying safe:Sofia seen holding what appeared to be an N95 face mask which, according to the FDA is a ‘personal protective equipment that are used to protect the wearer from airborne particles and from liquid contaminating the face’

Before heading out to the studio for work, Mandel took to Instagram and showcased his comedic touch, in the wake of the fears surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.

‘Just came back from the store where my wife sent me out to buy toilet paper,’ he began in a selfie video, adding, ‘they were out of toilet paper.’ 

He then raised his hand to reveal a used piece of tissue and said, ‘But thank god I found this on the sidewalk just outside of the store.’

Over the last number of days, the judges have been filming AGT without their colleague, Heidi Klum, who is currently home sick.

‘I’m just not feeling good so that’s why I’ve stayed home to not infect any other people,’ the former top model said in a video filmed from her bed. 

Shutting down: Production of America's Got Talent was suspended this week after it had been slated to film without a live studio audience; Sofia's Modern Family co-star Eric Stonestreet had been filling in for Heidi Klum

Shutting down: Production of America’s Got Talent was suspended this week after it had been slated to film without a live studio audience; Sofia’s Modern Family co-star Eric Stonestreet had been filling in for Heidi Klum

Abundance of caution: AGT is just the latest of many shows and movies to suspend production due to Coronavirus fears. NBC put production on hold for over 35 of its shows, including Chicago Fire, Law & Order Special Victims Unit and The Kelly Clarkson Show

Abundance of caution: AGT is just the latest of many shows and movies to suspend production due to Coronavirus fears. NBC put production on hold for over 35 of its shows, including Chicago Fire, Law & Order Special Victims Unit and The Kelly Clarkson Show

‘I hope it’s just a cold, I would love to do the corona test but there just isn’t one here. I’ve tried with two different doctors and just can’t get one.’

Both Heidi and her husband Tom Kaulitz, who also fell ill, did manage to get coronavirus tests done. Tom has tested negative and Heidi’s results are yet to be revealed. 

AGT is just the latest of many shows and movies to suspend production due to Coronavirus fears.

NBC put production on hold for over 35 of its shows, including Chicago Fire, Law & Order Special Victims Unit and The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Universal Pictures also pulled the plug on several movies as well, including Jurassic World: Dominion, Flint Strong and an untitled Billy Eichner project. 

Getting tested: After feeling sick, AGT judge Heidi Klum and her husband Tom Kaulitz were both tested for coronavirus; Tom was negative and Heidi is still waiting for results

Getting tested: After feeling sick, AGT judge Heidi Klum and her husband Tom Kaulitz were both tested for coronavirus; Tom was negative and Heidi is still waiting for results

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