- The Washington Times - Monday, August 24, 2020

Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande and celebrities attending this year’s MTV Video Music Awards are, for all intents and purposes, getting the star treatment when it comes to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s quarantine rules. 

A City Hall spokesperson said that entertainers visiting from specific coronavirus-plagued states will follow special guidelines instead of being subject to a 14-day quarantine rule for other Americans. 

“The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and Citywide Events is working in close coordination with the production to ensure guidelines are being followed,” the spokesperson told The New York Post on Sunday. 

Non-celebrities who visit the state risk a $10,000 fine and 15 days in jail for not complying with Mr. Cuomo’s executive order. 

“[Entertainers] will only interact with other members of the cast and crew and will quarantine when not working,” a spokesman for the Democrat told the Post. 

“Rigorous safety protocols including testing and screening and compliance checks by a special compliance officer” will also happen, the newspaper reported. 

The Aug. 30 event will take place at outdoor locations due to the coronavirus instead of Barclays Arena. 

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