The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending against cheering at Super Bowl parties this weekend in new “small gathering” guidelines published recently.
The CDC recommends avoiding gatherings this weekend altogether, but for those attending parties, they suggest that individuals “avoid shouting, cheering loudly, or singing.” Imagine being a fan of either of these teams and not cheering and shouting while watching the game.
Recommended alternatives for cheering include clapping, stomping your feet, or bringing hand-held noisemakers.
Individuals are reminded to wear masks, maintain social distancing, avoid crowded and poorly ventilated indoor spaces, and washing their hands often.
The CDC is also recommending that people bring their own “food, drinks, plates, cups, utensils, and condiment packets” to parties, instead of sharing with others.
The CDC is also suggesting that party hosts keep background music low so guests “don’t have to shout.” The CDC claims that hosts should open windows in order to “increase ventilation.”
Rather than an indoor gathering, the CDC suggests that individuals should host socially distanced outdoor gatherings and use a “projector screen.”
Finally, the new guidelines tell people to limit alcohol consumption as it “may make you less likely to follow COVID-19 safety measures.”