COVID-19 Update: Super Bowl Weekend

COVID-19 Update: Super Bowl Weekend

Dear colleagues,

I am writing to you today about the Super Bowl, which is coming up this weekend.

Super Bowl Sunday is not a national holiday, but many of us traditionally celebrate it like one with big parties attended by a lot of friends. But this year, health experts are urging us to break from this tradition in order to prevent another potential spike of COVID-19. If you are planning to watch the game, please keep these safety measures in mind:

  • Limit your watch party to people in your immediate household
  • If you must gather with others, do it outside or in a well-ventilated area
  • Stay away from bars and restaurants
  • Do not share snacks
  • Stay masked

As a reminder, if you’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or you believe you’ve been exposed to someone who’s positive, do not sign up through the regular testing process: https://coronavirus.rice.edu/testing-resources. There is a special process for testing anyone with symptoms or post-exposure. Fill out a health report form and someone from the Rice Contract Tracing Team will guide you through the testing process.

Kevin E. Kirby

Chair of the Crisis Management Advisory Committee

Vice President for Administration