Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced at a press conference on Monday that the MTV Music Video Awards 2020 will be performed in person at the Barclays Center on August 30.
Mr. Cuomo said that the 36-year-old awards party will be held in Brooklyn venues, although the number of audiences is limited or not. MTV said in a press release that the considerations and capacity restrictions for social alienation will take effect. The company said it will continue to “closely follow” the guidance of state and local government officials and its own team of medical experts.
New York City will enter the third phase of its four-phase reopening plan on July 6. This stage includes indoor dining, nail salons and tattoo shops and other personal care services.
Since March, the city has cancelled all cultural and sports activities to limit the spread of coronavirus, and the Barclays Center has been closed like other venues in the city. In recent weeks, the square in front of the venue has become the main meeting place for Black Lives Matter demonstrators.
The number of cases in New York City continues to decline, and New York City avoids the recent Arizona, Florida and Texas have all experienced it. On Monday, the governor also said that the state recorded seven deaths from coronavirus on Sunday, while Thursday’s hospitalization rate in New York was the lowest since March 18.
The Barclays Center last organized the exhibition in 2013. The site can accommodate approximately 19,000 people.
Last year’s award ceremony was held at the Prudential Center in Newark, and the 2018 award ceremony was held at Radio City Music Hall.