What do US health guidelines for Covid-19 look like in BTS’s Jungkook case? – Manila Bulletin

K-pop superstars BTS will attend and perform at the 64th Grammy Awards to be held on April 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

However, BTS member Jungkook, who is fully vaccinated, tested positive for Covid-19 on March 28 in Las Vegas, raising questions about his appearance at the Grammy Awards.

BTS’s Jungkook (Big Hit Music)

Big Hit announced on March 29 that before Jungkook left for the United States on March 27, he tested negative using a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test in South Korea.

He left early in preparation for the Grammy Awards performance. After arriving in Las Vegas, Jungkook “felt slight discomfort in his throat and quickly took a rapid PCR test (Covid-19 molecular PCR test) and a standard PCR test (Covid-19 quantitative PCR test) in the aftermath. -noon Sunday, March 27 (PT).

“While under self-quarantine as a proactive measure, the result of both tests came back positive, and Jung Kook was confirmed with Covid-19 on Monday, March 28 (PT). Jungkook is currently in self-quarantine and undergoing treatment, in accordance with guidelines from United States health authorities. He has no symptoms other than a mild sore throat, and we will carefully monitor his health during quarantine,” Big Hit Music added.

The agency also discussed Jungkook’s attendance at the 64th Grammy Awards and the BTS Permission to Dance on Stage-Las Vegas concert, scheduled for April 8, 9, 15, and 16 at Allegiant Stadium.

“Jungkook’s participation in the subsequent schedule in the United States will be determined by local Covid-19 regulations, while we are actively in discussion with the award organizer,” he said.

What are the guidelines set by US health authorities on positive cases and isolation periods?

According to the Nevada Health Response Covid-19 website, “When you test positive for Covid-19, it is important to avoid others by staying home and to isolate yourself from others in your home during this time. We isolate ourselves when we are sick or when we have been infected with the virus, even if we have no symptoms. »

“Isolation is used to separate people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 from those without COVID-19. People in isolation should stay home until they can be safe with others,” he added.

The Nevada Health Response page says the isolation period for positive cases is five days.

In calculating the isolation period, “Day 0 is your first day of symptoms or the day of your positive viral test if you have no symptoms. Day 1 is the first full day after onset of your symptoms or after your test sample has been collected.

“If you have COVID-19 or show symptoms, self-isolate for at least 5 days. (i.e. the completion of five full days after your first day of symptoms or testing positive),” according to the website.

He added that when a person “shows symptoms of Covid-19 but is not seriously ill, end isolation after five full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use anti-fever medication) and your symptoms improve.”

“You must continue to wear a properly fitted mask around others at home and in public for an additional five days (from day six to day 10) after your five-day self-isolation period ends,” he added. .

The Nevada page also added the following:

– What to do between days 5 and 10 if you meet the criteria for leaving isolation on day 5:

– If you cannot wear a mask around others, self-isolate for 10 full days

– Avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk of severe Covid-19 disease until after 10 days

– Avoid traveling until 10 full days after your first day of symptoms or positive Covid-19 test

– Do not go to places where you cannot wear a mask, such as restaurants and gyms, until 10 days have passed since your symptoms started or you have tested positive

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website states that “if a person has access to a test and wishes to be tested, the best approach is to use an antigen test towards the end of the five-day isolation period”.

“Collect the test sample only if you have been fever-free for 24 hours without using anti-fever medication and if your other symptoms have improved (loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and there is no need to delay ending isolation.) If your test result is positive, you should continue to self-isolate until Day 10. If your test result is positive, you can also choose to test daily and if your test result is negative you can end isolation but continue to wear a mask well-fitting the mask around others at home and in public until day 10,” did he declare.

The Grammy Awards also listed guidelines for those attending the awards ceremony and other Recording Academy and affiliate events.

“At this point, proof of full vaccination (received primary series of Covid-19 vaccinations) will be required along with government-issued photo ID to attend all Recording Academy and affiliate events at Vegas. Anyone exempt from Covid-19 vaccinations for medical reasons or sincere religious beliefs must present a laboratory-administered negative Covid-19 PCR test within two days prior to the day of the event before entering,” according to the website. Grammys. .

He added: “Acceptable forms of proof of full vaccination include your physical vaccination card or a photo of your physical vaccination card on your mobile device. Acceptable forms of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within two days of the day of the event include the printed test result or the electronic test result displayed on your mobile device. All forms of proof must clearly state the attendee’s name and will be matched with your government-issued ID prior to entry. These requirements are subject to change.

Regarding access to the red carpet event and media center, the Grammy Awards said it “will be limited to Grammy nominees and winners plus one guest each.”

“For access to the red carpet and/or media center, Grammy nominees, winners and their guest must present a laboratory-administered negative Covid-19 PCR test performed within two days prior to the day of the event before to enter, regardless of vaccination status,” he added.

It said: ‘The test must be presented at the appropriate checkpoints before entering either area. Acceptable forms of a laboratory-administered negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within two days of the day of the event include the printed test result or the electronic test result displayed on your mobile device. All forms of proof must clearly state the attendee’s name and will be matched with your government-issued ID prior to entry.

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