GREENSBORO, N.C. — Super Bowl Sunday is here! Football fans across the country will watch the Los Angeles Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals.
Before we gather for the big game, health experts with Novant Health want to remind us coronavirus is still very much alive and well. Family Nurse Practitioner Patricia Williams said now is not the time to let our guard down.
“I think our numbers are still very high,” Williams said. “Again, this is widespread. It is highly transmissible. We must know that. Our numbers are still just as high today. We’re seeing it every day in our practice. You have to take precautions.”
Williams recommends several ways to ensure your Super Bowl gathering is a big hit, but safe one:
- Limit guests to household members
- Hold a virtual viewing party
- If you plan to mix audiences from different households, try to make sure everyone is vaccinated and boosted
- Have unvaccinated guests test for COVID-19 prior to the event
- Try holding your viewing party outside
“You know we want to enjoy that time together, but we do want to take precautions,” Williams said. “We still have unimmunized populations that are five and under. Our kids, those who are at higher risk. We want to protect everyone.”
Williams also said party-goers can always wear masks representing their favorite sports team.