He did say it was five days ago when they showed him looking better. I agree though, what a horrid procedure that didn't look like it did anything.
Each flip also takes 2-4 months so doubt any production shut down. They just schedule a few days here and there to do specific scenes. First look, a demo day coupled with a problem they always find, design choice day, usually one day mid installing finishes, an outdoor day (probably shot the same time as one of the interior days) then some b-roll of stagers followed by the open house. They might keep a skeleton crew available for those unique issues or drama that might pop up but we rarely see any work being done anymore so they probably don't even do that. Each flip is so formulaic now.