Kate Snow announced over the weekend that she is taking a temporary break from anchoring the “NBC Nightly News” on Sunday because he husband Chris Bro is sick with what she believes in coronavirus. In a video posted to Twitter, she revealed the news and talked about his symptoms.
“So you won’t see me anchor
tonight. My husband
is sick with coronavirus. My kids and I are healthy. Chris is strong and we’re hopeful he’ll be better soon. Please send good thoughts and prayers our way,” she captioned the video.
So you won’t see me anchor @NBCNightlyNews tonight. My husband @chrisbronext is sick with coronavirus. My kids and I are healthy. Chris is strong and we’re hopeful he’ll be better soon. Please send good thoughts and prayers our way. pic.twitter.com/zVydkJNyr2
— Kate Snow (@tvkatesnow) April 5, 2020
She explained their situation during the video. “Wanted to let you know why I am not anchoring Nightly News on this Sunday,” she said into the camera. “My husband Chris Bro is pretty sick… has coronavirus based on the symptoms although he hasn’t gone and gotten a test because he doesn’t want to potentially infect me or anybody else in the house. He is in the basement in a guest room with his own bathroom. I am gonna go bring him lunch. This is what my life is now, taking care of him.”
Bro responded to the tweet: “Thank you my love. For all you’re doing. I’ll get to that laundry very soon.”
Others filled her mentions with love and support.
“Sending positive thoughts and prayers for Chris’ speedy recovery and for you and your children to remain safe and healthy,” NBC’s Katie Phang said.
“Wishing your husband a full and speedy recovery. Wishing you all, strength, courage and peace in the days to come,” one fan wrote.
“Thank you and Chris for putting a face on this. Your family and the
family help us to understand. The reality is frightening but we must face it. Everyone, please stay home,” another added, referencing CNN’s Chris Cuomo who has been open about his coronavirus diagnosis.
Heath officials are urging people to remain in their homes as much as possible and avoid all social gatherings. Additionally, the CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.