Academy Announces Stricter Covid Protocols Ahead of Oscars Ceremony

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has cracked down on Covid protocols ahead of Sunday’s live ceremony on March 27.An Academy press release deemed that those who have tested positive for Covid-19 and are within a zero to five-day window from the date of their first positive test are not permitted to attend “under any circumstances.” The news comes after a spike that followed the recent BAFTAs weekend (March 13) and rising cases in the U.K.


Oscar nominee and “Belfast” director Kenneth Branagh was among those who tested positive as of a THR report on March 19, as well as actor Ciaran Hinds.

They were therefore not able to attend last weekend’s PGA Awards.Those who are testing positive but are within a six- to 10-day window from the date of their first positive test must provide a negative Pcr, Lucira, or Cue Health test, and

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