'The View' co-hosts test positive for COVID, forced to leave set ahead of Kamala Harris interview

Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro on "The View" on Sept. 24, 2001, when they tested positive for COVID-19. Photo credit ABC

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- "The View" co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro tested positive for COVID-19 Friday morning -- finding out their results on-air -- and were ushered off the show's set, while vice president Kamala Harris sat backstage just moments away from her live in-person interview with the women.

Harris will now do the interview remotely elsewhere in the building.

"At the last minute we realized that they tested positive for COVID so they have been taken off the show because the vice president is here now," Behar said on the show. "She is going to be on remote because they don't want to take any chances of her being on the set. It's very important we keep her healthy and safe."

She added, "They'll be OK, they're both vaccinated."

When Harris eventually came on, she told Behar, "Sunny and Ana are strong women, I know they're fine. But it also does speak to the fact that they are vaccinated and vaccines really make the difference, because otherwise we would be concerned about hospitalization or worse."