Today is Monday, March 15, 2021. Here’s what you need to know:
The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards will definitely look different this year. With the pandemic still prevailing, organizers are taking extreme precautions to pull the show off. Many features of the Grammys that we all know and love, will not be present this year. This includes the red carpet outside and a live audience. The scenery will also look different with the ceremony being held in the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Many performers have remained cautious and steered clear from the media area to ensure safety and health before the show. Reporters and other staff are set with high, thick black curtains, and are being replenished constantly with masks and hand sanitizer. If someone drops their mask even for a second, security has been said to scold them immediately. Food or water from the outside will not be permitted in the building. Tech people are using adaptive equipment, such as a six-foot boom mic, to maintain their distance. Performers are using four separate stages that will be facing each other, this way artists can perform together and stay distant.
Security protocols and credentials to enter the Grammys have always been austere. However, this year they are implementing mouth swabs and thermometers. AP reporter Marcela Isaza states that by the time of “Sunday’s show, I will have had five COVID-19 tests in 11 days. When we get a negative result, we get a credential to go in, but still have our temperature taken daily before we enter.”
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