Los Angeles will host the Super Bowl despite a growing number of Covid-19 cases

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Los Angeles will host the Super Bowl despite a growing number of Covid-19 cases

Los Angeles County reported a record 37,215 new cases on Thursday, according to a news release from the county’s health department.The NFL had to postpone three games in December because of the surge of Covid-19 cases among players. The league updated its Covid protocol December 28 saying it is “cutting the standard isolation period after a positive test for asymptomatic individuals from 10 days to five days regardless of vaccination status.”

“We’ll work closely to enhance safety if we’re still in the middle of a horrific surge,” Ferrer added. “My hope is that by the time we get to February, we’re on the downside of seeing this massive amount of community transmission.”

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  • Super Bowl LVI is scheduled to be played on February 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

  • Ferrer said the health department is working closely with NFL and SoFi Stadium to ensure fans and community will be safe.