Oscar nominees, guests will qualify as essential workers to attend Academy Awards

Oscar nominees and their guests will qualify as essential workers in Los Angeles to attend events surrounding the Academy Awards.

A letter sent out Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences,  obtained by USA TODAY, announced that those involved in the April 25 Oscars – which will include nominees and guests – will qualify for the essential work purpose waiver and will be allowed to travel to and from the testing center, rehearsals, and other Academy-organized activities during the lead up to the award show.

Oscar organizers also are implementing a required quarantine of each person attending the event depending on risk assessment. Arrival dates for the Oscars are April 20 for domestic travelers and low-risk international travelers, and April 17 for high-risk international travelers.

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