Every cast and crew who arrives to be sequestered at Tyler Perry Studios for filming has to take a check-in coronavirus test before they're sent to their room. "I hear a cast member of Ruthless tested positive during the check-in test," reports Deadline Nellie Andreeva. "The person self-isolated off the premises and subsequently produced three consecutive negative tests. The production schedule was rearranged to accommodate the absence. The quarantined actor was allowed back for the last two days of production after their third negative test, and was able to complete their scenes." Perry previously had four check-in positive tests before filming Sistas in quarantine.