Feb 05, 2021 3:42 PM

K-State Today's safety tips for watching the Super Bowl

Posted Feb 05, 2021 3:42 PM

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:

  1. Remind guests to stay home if they are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19.
  2. Keep a list of guests who attend for potential future contact tracing needs.
  3. Encourage physical distancing and wear face coverings.
  4. Ensure the room or space is well ventilated. (For example, open a window.)

If you attend an event or gathering:

  1. 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.
  2. Avoid crowded, poorly ventilated indoor gatherings.
  3. 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.