Academy announces 2022 Oscars COVID-19 vaccination policy
Academy announces 2022 Oscars COVID-19 vaccination policy

Academy announces 2022 Oscars COVID-19 vaccination policy

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The academy has spoken. According to New York Times, most people participating in the 2022 Oscars must be vaccinated against COVID-19. Nominated and guests at the awards ceremony on March 27 must show proof of vaccination and two negative PCR tests. Practitioners and presenters, on the other hand, will undergo “rigorous testing” but will not need to be vaccinated. According to a spokesman for the Academy, the decision is in line with safety protocols and standards for returning to work in Los Angeles County.

Meanwhile, the mesh requirements of the event will also vary. The 94th Academy Awards will be presented at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles in front of an audience of 2,500 people. It represents 75 percent of Dolby Theater’s seating capacity, which means some people will be able to sit further apart than usual. Anyone sitting in the orchestra and parterre areas will not be required to wear a face covering, but people sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in the mezzanine area may be asked to wear a mask. The publication of the masking and vaccination protocols comes just over a week later Hollywood Reporter claimed that the Academy had no plans at all to have any vaccine mandate. We would not be surprised if the resulting setback on social media affected the academy – after all, Twitter is already getting a role in this year’s Oscar broadcast.

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