The Daily Mail was the first to report that Grace’s 88-year-old mother received a positive diagnosis on Monday. She is currently being treated in the COVID-19 ward of a hospital in Georgia, the outlet reports.
On Wednesday, the rest of the family tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Daily Mail.
Grace’s rep Josh Sabarra confirmed the reports to USA TODAY.
Grace told the outlet she has experienced an “ongoing cough and flu-like symptoms” while her husband “has severe headaches.” The two have also lost their sense of smell.
Their children have milder symptoms of headaches and sore throats.
“David, the twins and I, will continue to isolate at home while we recover and we look forward to Mom coming home as soon as we are all better,” she told the Daily Mail.
She continued, cautioning others to take the pandemic seriously. “Covid is no joke, we thought we had done everything right. Please keep wearing masks, social distancing and stay safe – no family should go through this.”
After getting her start on Court TV (rebranded as TruTV in 2008) in the mid-1990s, the prosecutor-turned-TV host joined CNN sibling network HLN in 2005, where she built a reputation as a crusader for victims and became HLN’s most-recognized face.
Her show, “Nancy Grace,” followed such high-profile trials as those of Scott Peterson, Amanda Knox and the three Duke lacrosse players accused — and later cleared — of rape.
In November 2019, she joined Fox News’ streaming service, Fox Nation, to host “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace,” which was modeled after her popular television series that ran on the HLN network for many years.
Contributing: Jayme Deerwester