The Centers for Disease Control is urging those hosting parties for this year’s Super Bowl to make sure fans avoid any cheering, shouting or singing as they watch the game.
The federal agency has issued Super Bowl-specific guidelines aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19 ahead of next Sunday’s showdown, which encourage fans to gather virtually this year or to attend an outdoor viewing party.
While it recommends these as the safest options amid the pandemic, if sport junkies do hold a party, they are reminded to keep it small with masks being worn and social distancing maintained.
And those supporting the Kansas City Chiefs or Tampa Bay Buccaneers are advised to ‘avoid shouting, cheering loudly, or singing’ as they do so, instead making some noise for their team by clapping, stomping their feet, or using hand-held noisemakers instead.
It comes as LA residents on Friday learned that they would not be able to watch the game at a bar as county officials ruled that all televisions or other screens must stay switched off until further notice.
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