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Summit County officials caution against gatherings on Super Bowl Sunday

Summit County officials are cautioning people to avoid parties and gatherings on Super Bowl Sunday, which is Feb. 7.

In a news release, Summit County Public Health Director Amy Wineland said the safest way for people to watch the game is to watch with people in their household.

According to a news release, data shows that gatherings are the No. 1 way that COVID-19 spreads.

However, level orange on the state’s COVID-19 dial does allow for gatherings of up to two households with a limit of 10 people. For those who decide to host or participate in a gathering, public health officials recommend the following:

  • Have a conversation between the host and guests about the expectations for the gathering
  • Limit the number of guests to no more than 10 people from two households
  • Ask anyone involved if they are sick or have been sick recently
  • Bring your own food, drinks, plates, cups, utensils and condiments
  • Stay 6 feet from other attendees
  • Wear a mask inside and outside
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and items between use
  • Open windows and doors or put heating on continuous circulation to increase ventilation for indoor gatherings
  • Encourage everyone involved to wash their hands often and provide hand sanitizer
  • Provide hand-held noise makers to replace yelling or shouting
  • Cancel the gathering if anyone involved has been sick or exposed to COVID-19

Public health officials also recommended that people wear a mask when shopping for game-day supplies and consider virtual parties to watch the game.

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