Safe Super Bowl Guidelines

Host a Virtual Watch Party

The Super Bowl is coming up this weekend. For many people, this means a party with family or friends or with a crowd in a restaurant or bar. But this year’s Super Bowl parties could be Super Spreaders unless we continue to take precautions against COVID-19.

The Vermont Department of Health and the CDC recommend gathering only with members of you own household. If you do gather with people that you don’t live with, outdoors is better than indoors. Wear masks, maintain a six foot distance and wash your hands.

“Luckily, the Super Bowl is a TV event, so we can still root for our favorite team, debate which commercials are the best, and enjoy the halftime show all from the comfort our own homes — safely,” said Vermont Health Commissioner Dr Mark Levine. “Remember, it was Halloween gatherings and parties that really drove our first big uptick in cases, a mere 3 months ago, and it hasn’t slowed down significantly yet. So consider following my and Dr. Fauci’s Super Bowl Sunday advice and just lay low — at least this time around.”

The CDC has some tips for safely enjoying the Super Bowl:

Host a virtual Super Bowl watch party.

  • Wear clothing or decorate your home with your favorite team’s logo or colors.
  • Make appetizers or snacks with the people you live with to enjoy while watching the game and share the recipes with your friends and family.
  • Start a text group with other fans to chat about the game while watching.

Attend an outdoor viewing party where viewers can sit 6 feet apart.

  • Use a projector screen to broadcast the game.
  • Sit at least 6 feet away from people you don’t live with.

Have Fun and Stay Safe!