EXCLUSIVE: A couple of crew members engaged on the upcoming American Music Awards have examined constructive for COVID-19 as a part of the security protocols put in place by Dick Clark Productions. Contact tracing was initiated, with those that had been in shut proximity to the impacted people requested to quarantine and won’t be a part of the manufacturing, which is transferring ahead as scheduled.
“The security of all our productions and everybody concerned is our primary precedence,” a spokesperson for Dick Clark Prods. mentioned in an announcement to Deadline. “The American Music Awards has rigorous COVID-19 security pointers and protocols, authorised by the unions and with steering from LA County Division of Public Well being, which are past what’s required. Throughout our routine testing and onboarding course of, lower than a handful of crew have examined constructive. In accordance with our strict protocols, upon a constructive check outcome, that particular person is straight away faraway from manufacturing, contact tracing is carried out and disinfection is accomplished. Manufacturing is continuous safely and we sit up for a tremendous present subsequent Sunday.”
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Based on sources, greater than 700 assessments have been administered on performers and crew engaged on the AMAs, with 4 — all from crew members — coming again constructive. I hear all 4 people had been carrying masks and of them, just one had been contained in the venue (one other had been exterior solely and two had been by no means onsite). I hear your complete set is being disinfected each night time, and the realm the place the individual with a constructive check labored was additionally disinfected instantly after his outcome was obtained.
Dick Clark Prods. has expertise efficiently producing reside occasions throughout the pandemic — the corporate accomplished the Academy of Nation Music Awards (9/16) and Billboard Music Awards (10/14) with out incident.
The 2020 American Music Awards are set to air reside Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8 PM on ABC. Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, introduced performers embrace Dua Lipa, BTS, Shawn Mendes, Unhealthy Bunny with Jhay Cortez, Lil Child, Megan Thee Stallion, Jennifer Lopez and Maluma, Billie Eilish and Katy Perry.
The American Music Awards will broadcast reside from The Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Linda Gierahn are government producers. Larry Klein is producer.