The pandemic is far from over, according to Los Angeles County health officials. As such, they say Super Bowl meetings with people outside the immediate home shouldn’t be happening. That’s to avoid the same kind of virus surge that followed the Thanksgiving and December gatherings.
The Los Angeles public health site today reported 226 new deaths and 4,761 new confirmed cases in the county, underscoring the need for isolation. 18 people between the ages of 30 and 49 have died, including one between the ages of 18 and 29, indicating that the youth do not enjoy any immunity.
The Super Bowl takes place Sunday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Only 25,000 fans will be present, completed by 30,000 cutouts.
The full warning message posted on Twitter:
Deaths from COVID-19 remain high; LA County is urging residents not to congregate for Super Bowl weekend. 226 new deaths and 4,761 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. View https://t.co/MWbmOyARBY for more. pic.twitter.com/YbwqARHldO
– LA Public health (@lapublichealth) February 6, 2021