STAYC’s upcoming events, including the group’s first fan gathering called the Stay Cool Party, will be canceled after four members tested positive for COVID-19. STAYC will not participate in the 2022 Ulsan Summer Festival or Exhibition! The musical core. High UP Entertainment, the girl group’s agency, reported on August 9, 2022 that member J tested negative during a PCR test on August 8. J, on the other hand, tested positive on a rapid antigen test after experiencing physical discomfort. STAYC members Sumin, Sieun, Seeun and Isa tested positive for COVID-19 on August 8.
On August 9, the group’s agency also announced that member Yoon had tested negative once again. Incidents of COVID-19 are on the rise in South Korea, and the government has enacted many restrictions to ensure the protection of residents. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, STAYC has postponed its long-awaited inaugural fan gathering.
Since the group rose to fame in such a short period of time, the fan meeting was originally scheduled for August 13, 2022. Fans will have to wait for the situation to improve, according to the K-pop group’s agency, and the agency will announce a revised itinerary soon.
After four members tested positive for COVID-19, the STAYC organization released a statement.
HIGHUP Entertainment said on August 8, 2022 that group member Sieun had a mild sore throat and tested positive using self-testing equipment. Other members tested negative using self-testing kits, the agency said. However, the members also underwent PCR testing, and Sumin, Seeun, and Isa all tested positive. J and Yoon’s PCR tests should be finished soon. Gang members were vaccinated three times. Members are now in quarantine due to positive tests for COVID-19 and comply with official health restrictions.
— STAYC (@STAYC_official) August 7, 2022
HIGH-UP Entertainment also apologized to the girl group’s fans for the unfortunate news, stating that the agency will prioritize the group member’s health. Recently, the group has been dealing with health issues. Isa, a member of the group, announced on July 31 that she will not be able to participate in group activities due to an ankle illness. According to the agency, Isa damaged her right ankle while preparing for planned activities and was undergoing treatment.
As a result, the group’s management promised to keep an eye on the artist’s health, and none of the members appeared on an episode of SBS’s Inkigaya. With the exception of Isa, the members were still scheduled to attend the autograph event and taping for MBC’s Idol Star Athletics Championships.