Amid the coronavirus pandemic, MTV's annual Video Music Awards is seeking to have a traditional in-person awards show on Aug. 30. “We’re exploring with government officials, the medical community and key stakeholders on how to safely hold the 2020 VMAs at Barclays Center on August 30th,” an MTV spokesperson tells Variety. “The health of everyone involved is our number one priority. Additionally, we are working on several contingency plans to bring music’s biggest night to audiences everywhere.” As Variety notes, MTV already sent out save the date notices to top agents and talent reps this week in hopes of moving forward with a traditional ceremony, instead of a virtual one. MTV is also exploring contingency plans that include a virtual performances and an audience-free show.