Published February 5, 2021
The biggest game in football is upon us. This weekend, the Super Bowl kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
While we can’t help you decide who to root for this Sunday, we can help make sure you and yours stay safe and avoid COVID-19.
Thomas Russo, MD, division chief of Infectious Diseases at UBMD Internal Medicine, encourages Western New Yorkers to enjoy the game safely.
Even those who may have received the COVID-19 vaccine are not recommended to gather as you could still be a carrier of the virus. If everyone is fully vaccinated and 1-2 weeks post second shot, then probably ok for those vaccinated individuals to get together,” says Russo.
“But since vaccinated individuals may be able to be asymptomatically infected and infectious (the likelihood of this is presently being studied), they should not interact with unvaccinated individuals without everyone wearing a mask at all times and appropriately distancing at all times, especially indoors. Additionally, fully vaccinated individuals should not interact with other vaccinated individuals without masks if someone in their household is not vaccinated."
Given this, avoiding any type of gathering with more than just your household is advised.
To many, the Super Bowl may also be synonymous with snacks. Just because you’re not gathering this year, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the good food that comes with it.
Here are some changes to consider:
With these tips, you’re on your way to a safe and healthy Super Bowl celebration.