(Source: NFL.com)
(Source: NFL.com)

Dr. Stephen Diamantoni, the county coroner, suggests that people take the same precautions this Sunday, Jan. 7 – Super Bowl Sunday – that they took during Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The COVID-19 virus can spread when a group of family and friends, who haven’t seen each other for a while, stay in close quarters, eating, drinking and talking with one another.

Younger family members, who may be asymptomatic carriers, can unknowingly pass on the virus to older, more susceptible relatives.

If caution is relaxed, Dr. Diamantoni said, a post-Super Bowl surge is possible.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and other public health experts have consistently recommended combating the spread of Covid-19 by wearing masks, practicing social distancing and washing hands.