SLO County asks residents to help prevent Super Bowl Sunday COVID-19 surge

Posted at 11:23 AM, Feb 03, 2021

San Luis Obispo County is asking residents to safely celebrate this Super Bowl Sunday and help prevent a local surge in COVID-19 cases.

"Celebrating the Super Bowl is a beloved tradition for many and, this year, we ask you to focus on celebrating safely without risking our community's health. We simply can't afford a surge in cases like we've seen after other holidays," says Dr. Penny Borenstein, County Health Officer. "Fly your team's flag, wear you game-day jersey, make your favorite nachos. But please avoid large gatherings and do your part to keep SLO County safe and healthy."

The County is hoping to prevent a Super Bowl weekend spike in COVID-19 cases, as was the case for recent major holidays. The county says it saw a surge two to three weeks after Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year.


Residents are urged to follow CDC guidelines for Super Bowl parties:

  • Host a virtual Super Bowl watch party
  • Attend an outdoor viewing party where viewers can sit 6 feet apart
    • Use a projector to broadcast the game
    • Sit at least 6 feet away from anyone you don't live with