Multiple news sources states that celebrities attending this weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards would not be mandated to follow a 14 day quarantine.
Billboard reported that New York won’t require some of the performers and entertainers travelling to New York City to quarantine before attending the show.
CBS News also reported that the state Department of Health said the awards show applied for exemptions for those attending the event.
The Department of Health stated, “Similar to professional athletes, the VMA cast and crew are required to adhere to strict procedures which include quarantining when not working, wearing masks and appropriate social distancing, and rigorous testing during their stay. Exemptions to the travel advisory, which The Department has granted on a case by case basis, include individuals who have traveled to New York for medical procedures or funerals, as examples.”
It is understood that the event will be an outdoor event with limited or no audience to limit the spread of Covid-19.
A story from sucrose.com said, “Performances will take place ‘from various iconic locations’ across all five boroughs in New York City, suggesting some artists may appear virtually in pre-taped videos.”
The MTV Awards is slated to begin at 8pm ET on Sunday, August 30.
The awards show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Aug. 30.
Gov. Cuomo, D-N.Y., and Govs. Philip D. Murphy, D-N.J. and Ned M. Lamont, D-Conn have all declare a tri-state order at midnight June 25 ordering a 14-day self-quarantine for travelers who arrive in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut from states with more than a 10 percent positive coronavirus test rate, or a positive test rating higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day average. Weekly calculations are completed Monday nights and the list is updated Tuesday morning.