Greg Rikaart Explains How The Young and the Restless Co-Stars Helped Him Fight COVID

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The Young and the Restless star Greg Rikaart (Kevin) opened up to Soap Opera Digest about his battle with COVID-19. He also delved into what it's like being back at Y&R and being back on set.  

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Rikaart struggled with coronavirus, but well-wishes from co-stars cheered him. He recalled:

I heard from almost everybody at Y&R. I got almost daily check-ins from Peter [Bergman, Jack] and Tracey [E. BregmanLauren] and Missy [Claire Egan, Chelsea] and Eric [BraedenVictor] and Josh [Griffith, head writer/co-executive producer] and Doug [Davidson, Paul]. They really helped to lift my spirits.

Being back at work has been interesting, he reflected. He added:

I was excited to be back and also apprehensive and a little nervous. I think all the protocols they have in place certainly are reassuring. There was a moment, though, where the actors have to take our masks off so it does leave you feeling a little vulnerable. I’m actually relieved that I had that one day and I don’t go back for a few more weeks. I’m relieved by that because I’m like, ‘Good. Let them have a few more weeks under their belt of kind of ironing out any kinks there may be.’

Right now, Kevin's love interest, Chloe (Elizabeth Hendrickson), is just back from maternity leave, so Rikaart doesn't anticipate being on screen much. He explained:

I don’t think there will be any of her for a while, which means there won’t be much of me. My only episode that I taped was Kevin and Esther [Kate Linder].

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