By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– While many recognize Super Bowl Sunday as a veritable national holiday, San Bernardino County health officials are urging residents to avoid behaviors that could lead to another spike in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations.
“We are just beginning to recover from a major spike that we largely attribute to recent holiday gatherings, so we’re asking people to take steps to avoid further spread of the virus,” said Public Health Director Corwin Porter. “It‘s really not that hard to enjoy the game safely.”
Porter is echoing advice from the Centers for Disease Control, which notes that the safest way to celebrate the Super Bowl is to gather virtually or only with the people in your own household.
Safe options include outdoor gatherings where guests can view the game on a big screen while staying 6 feet apart, or a virtual watch party, which might include creating a text group so you can comment on the game in real time.
“We understand that these options are not ideal, and that people would much prefer enjoying the big game in their usual fashion,” Hagman said. “But these are not usual times, and the pandemic is still raging. So please, do what you can to protect your friends and neighbors and help us get through this difficult period. The more cautious everyone is, the sooner we can get back to normal.”