Dancing With the Stars will allow Cody Rigsby to perform solo virtually

Dancing With the Stars has come up with a novel — though somewhat head-scratching — way to make up for the fact that one of its contestants and his pro has tested positive for COVID-19: Cody Rigsby and his partner Cheryl Burke will dance virtually, and alone.

Rigsby, who announced via Instagram Thursday that he tested positive for COVID-19, will be allowed to dance a solo jazz number virtually from New York. Meanwhile, Burke, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, will perform “with him” from Los Angeles. Both have been fully vaccinated and say they are experiencing mild symptoms.

Jazz dancing can be performed separately since there are no movements that require clasped hands. So it's a perfect way, under the circumstances, for the duo to stay in the competition.

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