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Date:
October 9, 2020
Media Contact:
Scott Holmes, Health Department, 402-441-8000

Health Department Encourages Football Fans to "Homegate" Safely

The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department today said the safest way to enjoy the football season during COVID-19 is to watch the games at home with those who live in your household. Health officials encouraged those who do plan to organize or attend game-day activities to take common sense precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.

"The Health Department and other City agencies are working with businesses and event organizers to develop protocols for football-related gatherings and events like tailgate parties," said Health Director Pat Lopez. "We are also asking the public to make choices that do not put their health and the health of others at risk."

Lopez said everyone must continue to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth, to stay at least six feet from others to wash their hands frequently and thoroughly. Those who are sick, must stay home and stay away from others. Older adults, especially those with underlying health conditions or who are at a higher risk for COVID-19, should consider not participating in any gatherings.

Additional Health Department recommendations include the following:

For more information and a downloadable flyer, visit the "Resident Resources" page at COVID19.lincoln.ne.gov.


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