Dr. Anthony Fauci issued a stark warning to Super Bowl fans ahead of the big game on Sunday — watch it with your family.
- “Watch the game and enjoy it, but do it with your family … people that are in your household,” he said.
Should you host large gatherings?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a number of warnings about gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- The lowest-risk events and gatherings include virtual-only events.
- There’s more risk with “smaller outdoor and in-person gatherings in which individuals from different households remain spaced at least 6 feet apart, wear masks, do not share objects, and come from the same local area.”
- Higher-risk events include those with medium-sized, in-person gatherings that “are adapted to allow individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and with attendees coming from outside the local area.”
- But the highest risk events are those “large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and attendees travel from outside the local area.”
How do you watch the Super Bowl during COVID-19?
The CDC also issued tips on watching the Super Bowl during the pandemic.
- “Gathering virtually or with the people you live with is the safest way to celebrate the Super Bowl this year. If you do have a small gathering with people who don’t live with you, outdoors is safer than indoors. This year, choose a safer way to enjoy the game.”
The CDC shared guidelines for how to host a virtual watch party. Those tips include:
- Wearing something that represents your favorite team.
- Make appetizers and snacks for people in your home.
- Start a text group with people who are watching the game.
You can also attend an outdoor viewing party where you can be 6 feet apart from others, according to the CDC.
Who will Fauci cheer for?
“Oh, dear! I don’t want to go there,” he said.