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Tarek El Moussa tests positive for COVID

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The never short of drama HGTV gang is back and this time it’s Tarek with Covid.  That’s not to make light of the situation, but word is he’s vaxed and asymptomatic.

An HGTV spokesperson has said Tarek recently had a positive test result amid standard testing protocol for the show, and is now quarantining. His fiancée Heather Rae Young, who hasn’t tested positive, is quarantining with him.

“Tarek recently tested positive for COVID-19 and has had no symptoms,” his rep said in a statement to the outlet. “He has since been doing his part to stay safe and get well by quarantining with his fiancé, Heather Rae Young, both of whom are fully vaccinated. While they are tested multiple times a week for filming purposes, Tarek had many negative tests last week and one positive. Heather Rae’s tests all came back negative.”

The production of Flipping 101 has been put on hold “out of an abundance of caution,” as there is reportedly suspicion it’s a false positive. He won’t be scheduled to return until he tests negative and his quarantine is complete.

Young “continues to feel great and test negative,” the statement said.