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Oscars will require COVID-19 tests for all guests and vaccines for most

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Oscars will require COVID-19 tests for all guests and vaccines for most

An Oscar statue stands along the red carpet arrivals area in preparation for the 92nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 8, 2020.

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Attendees of the Oscars 2022 ceremony will need to show proof of vaccination and two negative PCR tests

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will require attendees of the 94th Oscars to show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus and at least two negative PCR tests, the New York Times reported on Thursday, February 17.

Performers and presenters are required to undergo severe testing, but will not need to show proof of vaccination, the report said, citing an Academy spokeswoman.

Face covering requirements will also vary at the award show, which will be held on March 27. Nominees and their guests will be seated in the orchestra and parterre areas of the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles and will not be required to wear masks, according to the newspaper.

Those seated in the mezzanine may be required to wear masks, as they will sit shoulder-to-shoulder, NYT said.

Representatives for the Academy did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Comic actor Amy Schumer, actress Regina Hall, and fellow comedian Wanda Sykes, will host the awards, the first time three women will emcee the Oscars. – Rappler.com

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