The NFL plans to rejoice the arduous work of healthcare employees at Tremendous Bowl LV, which is ready to happen at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The league is at present working with public well being officers in hopes of getting healthcare employees — who’ve obtained the coronavirus vaccine — within the crowd for the massive recreation.
“We’re at present discussing with public well being officers our need to ask vaccinated well being care employees to the Tremendous Bowl as our visitors. Topic to their approval and in session together with your staff, we intention to do that in a protected and accountable manner.”
Healthcare employees have put their lives on maintain and in jeopardy throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and the league hopes to spotlight their sacrifices with the gesture.
“We all know that over the previous 12 months, these frontline employees have put their very own lives in danger to the advantage of society and we owe them our ongoing gratitude,” Goodell stated in his memo. ” … We hope that in some small manner, this initiative will encourage our nation and acknowledge these true American heroes as we look ahead to a greater and more healthy 12 months.”
With the 2020 playoffs proper across the nook, the league nonetheless has not decided the utmost capability for Tremendous Bowl LV, although it’s their present plans to have at leas some followers within the seats for essentially the most watched recreation in america.
Social distancing protocols and masks mandates have been a theme at stadiums which have allowed followers to enter this 12 months and the league is assured sufficient that these restrictions are working.
The NFL has labored with state and native officers on attendance issues all through the season to make sure they’re additionally maintaining with native pointers. In some instances, exceptions to native restrictions have been made, like with the Week 14 Monday Night time Soccer recreation between the Browns and Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium, that ended previous the native curfew in Cleveland, however followers have been allowed to stay on the recreation till it ended.
Tremendous Bowl LV remains to be on schedule to be performed on Sunday, February 7 and will likely be broadcast on CBS.