In the clip, Ripa addresses the limited, masked studio audience, saying, "We have all of these new restrictions now so this is why we have to wait until he comes back negative for him to get in here. We take it seriously."
The show had initially been operating virtually at the start of the pandemic and now, more recently, in the studio.
Seacrest recently opened up to ET about the show's new restrictions. They did some TV magic to make the co-hosts look like they're sitting closer together.
"I guess if I move my arm on that show it disappears," he quipped.