Stars attending the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday will not be subject to New York’s mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Instead, law enforcement will ensure that the stars and their teams are wearing masks and socially distancing.
“The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and Citywide Events is working in close coordination with the production to ensure guidelines are being followed,” a City Hall spokesperson said, adding NYPD will be doing “compliance checks during the production.”
“Rigorous safety protocols including testing and screening and compliance checks by a special compliance officer,” were the conditions agreed to in order for the event to take place, officials added.
Cuomo’s executive order could for holds that violators of the quarantine mandate serve up to 15 days in jail or pay up to $10,000.
The awards, set for Aug. 30, will be held outdoors with little to no audiences due to Covid19.
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