10:55 AM PT -- We got Joy leaving the building right after the show ended and she admits ... "this was a crazy day but that's live television." The one silver lining ... Joy says at least the COVID case was caught BEFORE Harris joined them at the table.
Joy, who says she tested negative, adds it's a bummer the ladies didn't have that face-to-face interaction with the Veep ... but she hopes Harris will come back and visit.
9:34 AM PT -- A source connected to the show tells us both Sunny and Ana took additional rapid tests backstage that came back negative. We're told both will need to submit to further testing before being able to return to work.
9:23 AM PT -- VP Harris just addressed the situation with Sunny and Ana, using the moment to highlight the importance of getting vaccinated.
.@VP Harris: "Sunny [Hostin] and Ana [Navarro] are strong women and I know they're fine, but it really also does speak to the fact that they're vaccinated and vaccines really make all the difference because otherwise we would be concerned about hospitalization and worse." pic.twitter.com/m5NMwT5dk8
Full panic at "The View" Friday morning, as 2 of its co-hosts tested positive for COVID-19 just as VP Kamala Harris was set to appear on the set with them.
During a commercial break on Friday's show, co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro were told they had to leave the stage. Joy Behar later announced Sunny and Ana had to leave because they'd tested positive for COVID-19.
The news is a bit of a bummer for the live audience members who came to see Harris. The show heavily promoted her appearance ... saying Harris would be live at the table, an historic event for the show to have a sitting Veep.