Super Bowl LV is going to air this Sunday, Feb. 7 in a showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Many families and groups of friends have traditions to watch the big game together; however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said this may not be the safest choice for watching this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
However, they have published some guidelines to keep folks as safe as possible if they do plan on going ahead with their “usual” plans:
- Host a Super Bowl virtual watch party. You can wear the team colors and jerseys. Just set up a Zoom or other online conference call to watch live with your family and friends. You can also text each other during the game.
- Have an outdoor viewing party. Just stay six feet apart from each other and show the game on a projector screen.
- In the case of a large party, call the party location to make sure they are taking steps to prevent the spread of the virus and abide by the rules set by the venue.
- Arrive early to avoid crowding and congestion.
- Don’t use the restrooms during high-traffic times like halftime.
- Try not to cheer and chant. Stomp, clap and use hand-held noisemakers instead.
- Limiting alcohol consumption and use touchless payment methods when available.
- It doesn’t matter which venue, or whether it is inside or outside, the CDC reminds everyone to wear masks over the nose and mouth when in a group of people with whom you don’t live.
- Avoid any direct contact. That means no handshakes, hugs, or even high-fives with people outside of the household.
- Wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose, masks or mouth.
For more recommendations, click HERE.
Enjoy the game and may YOUR team win!