While most U.S. residents use the Super Bowl as an excuse to get together with friends to party, health officials are urging fans to make this year's game a low-key affair.
Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County's public health director, says home Super Bowl parties could easily turn into super-spreader events. "Don’t organize a party at home," she says. "Don’t go to a Super Bowl party. It will be tragic if the Super Bowl becomes a super-spreader of coronavirus."
Ferrer says signs that the country's positivity rate is declining are no reason to let one's guard down. "Each of us needs to make very careful choices about what we do," she says. "Please don’t resume socializing with lots of people not in your household."