Musicians, singers, and dancers performing for this 12 months’s MTV Video Music Awards can be semi-exempt from New York Metropolis’s state-sanctioned 14-day self-quarantine in a brand new government order by Governor Cuomo.
Because the New York Submit stories, performers will be capable to take part within the now-outdoor present with out having to self-quarantine, and solely quarantine after they aren’t on set or working. The state Division of Well being granted the award present this exemption, with a spokesperson from the Governor’s workplace saying they’ll “take part within the manufacturing of the present, however they may solely work together with different members of the forged and crew and can quarantine when not working.”
This information comes following a number of acts pulling out from performing. Selection cited that each Roddy Ricch and J. Balvin have now determined to not carry out in the course of the VMA’s because of well being and security causes.
“Sadly, J Balvin and Roddy Ricch are not performing,” in accordance with a supply. “As with each awards present, there are at all times last-minute expertise adjustments. That mentioned, this 12 months has extra logistical hurdles than most and the well being and security of our staff and companions is of the utmost significance.”
The VMA’s have additionally undergone a location change, with the present now happening outdoor after it was initially set to occur within the Barclays Heart.
“The 2020 VMAs can be held on Sunday, Aug. 30 and pay homage to the unimaginable resiliency of New York with a number of outside performances across the Metropolis with restricted or no viewers, adhering to all state and metropolis pointers,” in accordance with a press release the community launched. “In shut session with state and native well being officers, it grew to become clear at the moment that outside performances with restricted or no viewers can be extra possible and safer than an indoor occasion.”