In a new Weverse Magazine article, Rachel Um, the leader of the Global Communications Team at HYBE, revealed just how strict the GRAMMYs’ and HYBE’s COVID-19 protocols were. During rehearsals, the backup dancers had to change their masks every hour and the staff had to wear masks and show a negative PCR test before every single practice.
Additionally, the GRAMMYs had strict rules in place for all staff during the week leading up to the award show. Rachel Um said the GRAMMYs “required all staff to take PCR tests regularly throughout the week the GRAMMYs took place and wear a mask at all times when entering the practice area and ceremony hall.”
In addition to the rules set by the GRAMMYs themselves, BTS, their dancers, and their staff also had to adhere to HYBE’s rules. Rachel Um said they “made absolutely sure at the company level to follow disease prevention guidelines right up to the day of the awards ceremony so that the artists and the staff could safely prepare for the performance and attend the show.”
Thankfully, everyone involved in BTS’s performance was able to stay safe and healthy while preparing for the GRAMMYs!