7News meteorologist Chris Lambert gave an update on why he’s been off the air

Lambert had COVID-19 symptoms, but says he couldn't get tested.

WHDH meteorologist Chris Lambert described his symptoms in a video. Chris Lambert

7News meteorologist Chris Lambert had COVID-19 symptoms, but couldn’t get tested for the virus, he said in a video posted to Twitter Thursday.

Lambert said he had a 102-degree fever “about eight days ago” along with chills, body aches, fatigue, and some chest tightness, but no trouble breathing.

“It wasn’t severe enough for testing for COVID-19, so I’m not really sure what the cause was,” he said. “[It] could’ve been the flu or something similar to that, as well.”

The Westwood native, who has been with 7News since 2016, said his symptoms improved over the weekend and he has been “completely symptom-free the last two or three days.” He said his wife and two children have remained symptom-free, as well.


As a precaution, he will remain in quarantine.

“We’re all healthy here at home,” he said. “Just under a precaution, I’m still under quarantine. I’ll be there for a while, but eventually I’ll be back, hopefully sooner rather than later.”


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