Perry recently wrapped two weeks of filming Season 2 of Sistas with the entire cast and crew living in quarantine at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. He'll soon do the same with Season 2 of The Oval. Perry told The Hollywood Reporter he made it clear to all the cast and crew that it was okay to stay home if they felt concerned about contracting coronavirus. Only one actress on The Oval, who was much older, opted not to film. "I called her up to tell her that I completely understood, and that I look forward to working with her again in the future," he said. "I just rearranged some lines for another person to take the role. But I completely understand that because you take on a risk coming to work in these situations. And in order to work, you have to acknowledge the risk." Did anybody test positive before entering quarantine? "We had a couple of concerns," he said. "We had four positives. Here's how it went: We had 160 people check in the first day, go to their rooms, get tested and wait for their results. Nobody was able to leave their rooms. We had two positives in that. So we had them escorted out and got the help that they needed. Then 200 people checked in (soon after) and we had two positive inside of the 200. We had them escorted out and got them the help that they needed. So we had four before anybody left their rooms, before anybody started work. Those rooms were kept closed and off limits to anybody until after we finished shooting."