Avoid Cheering If You Go to a Super Bowl Party This Weekend, CDC Warns

The CDC is advising people to avoid Super Bowl parties and watch the big game at home with the people you live with. But if you do decide to attend a party, there are ways to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.

Daily deaths from COVID-19 are higher than earlier in the pandemic, and they’re expected to grow in the coming weeks. So the Centers for Disease Controls has issued strict guidelines for the Super Bowl this weekend.

To reduce the risk of turning Super Bowl parties into super spreaders, the CDC says, avoid chanting or cheering, which can spread virus-containing respiratory droplets. Instead: stomp, clap or bring handheld noisemakers.

But the best way to watch the Super Bowl this year is to avoid parties altogether, according to guidance posted to the CDC website.

“Attending large gatherings like the Super Bowl increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. The safest way to watch the Super Bowl this year is at home with people you live with,” the guidance said.