The Chicago Journal

Free KN95 Masks Will Be Distributed to the Audience of NFL’s Super Bowl

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Industries are starting to adapt to the new normal and find a way around it to continue doing their businesses like before. Among those industries is sports, specifically the National Football League, which found a way to organize their annual event and make it safe for the individuals attending it. 

There will be free KN95 masks for the audience at the Super Bowl next month at SoFi Stadium. It will be mandatory for attendees to wear masks when not actively eating or drinking. This requirement is implemented in an attempt to prevent the widespread COVID-19, said the director of the Los Angeles County Public Health. 

KN95 masks are drafted to filter out no less than 95% of unwanted particles in the air. It is also designed to comfortably fit the face, with straps that go around the back of the head and edges that tightly secures around the nose and mouth. 

Attending football fans on February 13 at the NFL’s annual championship game will also be obliged to turn up with proof of vaccination or a current negative test. However, there will be no capacity limitation at the 70,240 seater venue in Inglewood. 

According to the health sector, the announcement comes as numerous LA County COVID-19 statistics are shrinking; the daily confirmed cases, daily case rate, positivity rate, and hospitalizations are included. 

However, residents should not be complacent with the decrease in these statistics. Although this is a breath of fresh air, they should still remain vigilant and wear protective gear like masks, said the health officials. 

The NFL and the county health sector announced Tuesday that they would organize a COVID-19 vaccination clinic and roll out free tests at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 5 – 6 and February 10 – 12 in the run-up to the game. 

The clinic will be on the location of the Super Bowl Experience, and fans who undergo the vaccine shot there will acquire a free ticket into the NFL’s interactive theme park, said the officials.