Hollywood’s A-Lister celebrities are panicking as the 94th Academy Awards show requirement includes a PCR test and strict vaccine guidelines. The awards show attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination along with two negative covid tests. However, the performers at the show and the hosts are not required to show vaccination certificates, but they are required to present a negative covid test.
The Oscars this year will take place at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater, on Sunday. According to TMZ, the potential guests are nervous, fearing that they might miss out on the awards show as they wait anxiously for their covid test results.
According to a report by Deadline, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science introduced new regulations regarding the COVID-19 testing and vaccination requirements, in addition to the guidelines for those guests who recently contracted the virus. A letter issued by the Academy pointed out that the new measures come in response to the surge in Omicron strain of COVID virus in Los Angeles and the climbing covid positive rate across the US. The letter also stated that these precautions are put in place after consultations with medical experts and the local authorities.
The letter further said that guests who recently got diagnosed with the covid virus and are somewhere in between day zero and day 5 following their positive test results will not be allowed to come to the event. On the contrary, the guests who had contracted the virus and are between day 6 and day 10, will have to show 2 negative covid test results from Lucira or Cue Health. The letter further stated that these 2 tests should not be from the same day.
The letter also included that the 10-day window depends on the time and date of the first positive result, but if the potential attendee is out of the 10-day window (tested positive before March 17), but has tested positive on the PCR test for March 24, then that person is required to give a proof of “negative covid results from a medically supervised antigen test” that gets conducted on March 26 or after that.
The Academy further advised the attendees to avoid crowded spaces, wear masks and maintain social distance.