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Dave Chappelle Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

You know Dave Chappelle.

Comedian Dave Chappelle campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang on January 3src, 2src2src in North Charleston, South Carolina

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TMZ reports that the comedian’s rep has confirmed that Chappelle has tested positive for COVID-19.

Dave Chappelle attends 2src2src Roc Nation THE BRUNCH on January 25, 2src2src in Los Angeles, California

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Chappelle’s representative claims that he is quarantining following the positive test, but has not yet experienced any symptoms.

Dave Chappelle is seen on January 24, 2src2src in Los Angeles, California

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Chappelle performed the first of five stand-up shows last night in Austin, but TMZ reports that the remaining shows will be cancelled with refunds offered to ticketholders.

 Dave Chappelle during the Mark Twain award at the Kennedy Center

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TMZ also notes that Chappelle has been performing shows throughout the pandemic since June of last year, administering rapid COVID-19 testing to his audience and regular tests for his crew.

Comedian Dave Chappelle arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Mark Twain Award for American Humor

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COVID-19 cases are currently on the rise across the United States. There are safety precautions you can take in your everyday life to prevent getting or giving COVID-19: Wear a mask, practice social distancing, and get tested when necessary. Head to the CDC’s website for information about how to get a COVID-19 test in your state.

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