K-State Today reported that Kansas State University is encouraging the use of some simple safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention while watching the Super Bowl.
Low-risk celebration options
According to the CDC, the best way to celebrate events with the lowest risk of transmitting or contracting COVID-19 is to have a small gathering with people who live in your household. Other low-risk options for celebrating with others include having a virtual Super Bowl watch party or gathering outdoors if possible.
If you decide to host a gathering:
- Remind guests to stay home if they are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19.
- Keep a list of guests who attend for potential future contact tracing needs.
- Encourage physical distancing and wear face coverings.
- Ensure the room or space is well ventilated. (For example, open a window.)
If you attend an event or gathering:
- Stay home if you are sick, if you are waiting on results of a COVID-19 test or if you may have been exposed to COVID-19.
- Avoid crowded, poorly ventilated indoor gatherings.
- Bring a face covering and hand sanitizer.
It is important to remember that someone who is sick with COVID-19 can spread it for two days, or 48 hours, before they show any symptoms. Also, not everyone with COVID-19 will have symptoms, but they may still spread it to others. Anyone who has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, has shown symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19 should stay home and avoid in-person activities.