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