Superstar performers including Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande performing at the MTV VMA awards this week will not have to follow the NY state 14 day quarantine rule.
A City Hall spokesman said “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.”
They added that the NYPD unit will be doing “compliance checks during the production.”
The NYPost notes “but unlike other travelers, the VMA musicians, singers and dancers won’t have to follow a state rule to quarantine for 14 days if they come to New York from any of 34 states, including California and Florida, with average COVID infection rates exceeding 10 percent.
Under an executive order by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, anyone who violates the quarantine order is subject to a fine up to $10,000 or up to 15 days in jail.
But the state Department of Health has granted the VMAs a semi-exemption to the quarantine rule.
They can “participate in the production of the show,” a spokeswoman for Cuomo said, “but they will only interact with other members of the cast and crew and will quarantine when not working.”