COVID worries send Emmy Awards show outdoors

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LOS ANGELES — The Emmy Awards ceremony for achievement in television was moved outdoors on Tuesday in the latest setback to live events because of rising concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The Sept. 19 ceremony in Los Angeles was initially due to take place indoors before a limited celebrity audience. “The Television Academy and CBS have decided to host all ceremonies … on the Event Deck at L.A. LIVE, directly behind the Microsoft Theater,” the Television Academy said in a statement. The Event Deck in downtown Los Angeles is an outdoor space that includes a large tented area. The statement said the changes followed discussions with Los Angeles County health and safety experts. It added there would be further limits on the numbers of those invited to the show, including those nominated for the highest honors in US television. — Reuters

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