Fans attending Super Bowl LVI to be given KN95 Masks

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said on Tuesday that fans attending the Super Bowl next month would be given free KN95 masks to be worn while attending the sporting event.

Ferrer said more than 60,000 test kits are also expected to be distributed by the NFL at the league’s interactive football theme park, dubbed the NFL Experience, which will be launched beginning on Feb. 5, CNN reported.

Ferrer noted that free rapid testing would be available at the LA Convention Center and SoFi Stadium.

In an incentive to get more people vaccinated, the public health director also said that fans would be able to get into the Super Bowl on Feb. 13 for free if they received any of their three vaccination shots at the NFL Experience, according to the network.

The announcement comes as the United States is still reporting hundreds of thousands of daily COVID-19 cases, including over 1 million on Monday, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), amid the spread of the highly transmissible and dominant omicron strain.

Mickey Guyton to perform national anthem at Super Bowl LVI
Cincinnati Public Schools give students and teachers the day off…
President Biden’s chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci said on Sunday he was confident the peak of omicron infections would happen in most states around mid-February.

The top health official noted that it looked like the COVID-19 pandemic was going in “the right direction,” but he emphasized that Americans should get their booster shots if they were eligible, in order to avoid more severe effects from the virus that causes COVID-19.

“We do know … that, even with omicron, boosting makes a major, major difference in protecting you from hospitalization and severe outcomes,” Fauci said during “This Week” on ABC. “So, things are looking good. We don’t want to get overconfident, but they look like they are going in the right direction right now.”

All attendees at Super Bowl LVI will be given KN95 masks and will be reminded to keep their face coverings up at all times unless drinking or eating, said Los Angeles County of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer Tuesday.

Fans heading to the NFL Experience at the LA Convention Center, the NFL’s “interactive football theme park” launching the week ahead of the February 13 Super Bowl, will receive free take-home test kits “with messaging to test before the big game,” said Ferrer.
She said the NFL anticipates distributing over 60,000 test kits. The county will set up vaccination sites at the NFL Experience and anyone receiving first, second, or a booster dose of vaccine will be given free entry to the event.
A KN95 mask, which will be distributed to all Super Bowl attendees.
A KN95 mask, which will be distributed to all Super Bowl attendees.
The NFL will offer free rapid testing at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood and the LA Convention Center “so that all attendees can test to know their status before they enter events” said Ferrer.
Ferrer briefed the board on the week’s Covid-19 statistics in the state’s most populous county as the positivity rate has dropped from 17% to 14%.
“This downward trend is encouraging and signals that we are likely to pass the peak of Omicron transmission and are beginning to see a real decline in the number of newly infected individuals,” she said.
Her optimism was tempered, noting that case rates are still high , averaging about 32,000 new infections per day and though hospitalizations have dropped, that number also remains high.

Leave a Comment