BALTIMORE (WJZ) — As COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations in Baltimore seem like trending in the fitting route, there are considerations from Metropolis leaders about folks internet hosting Tremendous Bowl events.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott voiced robust considerations about giant in-person gatherings for the sport and cautioned towards it.
“It’s crucial for every of us to proceed to do our half in slowing the unfold of COVID-19,” Mayor Scott stated throughout a press convention Friday.
Metropolis leaders are warning the Tremendous Bowl may very well be a superspreader occasion domestically and throughout the nation.
“We all know having occasions like this, we noticed it occur New Years, Christmas, Hanukkah, and what occurred after that,” Mayor Scott stated.
They’re urging folks to proceed conserving their guard up and restrict publicity to the virus.
“I cannot stress sufficient how essential it’s so that you can keep at house on Sunday,” Scott stated.
Well being officers worry an uptick in transmission may sluggish or halt the Metropolis’s progress towards wider reopenings or refuel the now fading surge.
“Please keep away from giant crowds. Please keep away from these Tremendous Bowl events,” Baltimore Metropolis Well being Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa stated.
Watch events imply teams of individuals will probably be collectively indoors for hours, consuming and ingesting with out masks.
“However should you should be round folks, put on a masks, put on a masks, put on a masks,” Mayor Scott stated. “Wash your palms steadily and apply bodily distancing.”
It has been two weeks for the reason that newest mandates have been enacted within the Metropolis, permitting in-person eating to reopen.
Tremendous Bowl Sunday is an enormous day for bars and eating places. Riptide in Fells Level is reminding followers they will count on the identical high quality of service, however with added precautions.
“We’ll have safety ensuring all the pieces is protected,” Justin Brockmeyer, Proprietor of Riptide Fells Level, stated.
Many bars and eating places are additionally anticipating a leap in carryout orders and are relying on these gross sales to assist enterprise.
“We’re going to do a variety of meals specials,” Brockmeyer stated.