Covid-19 Live Updates: Health Experts Warn Super Bowl Fans to Keep Up Their Guard

Here’s what you need to know:

Fans watching the Super Bowl in Philadelphia in 2018.
Credit…Michelle Gustafson for The New York Times

With twice daily coronavirus tests for players, coaches and staff, a record low number of in-person spectators and a socially distanced halftime show, Super Bowl LV — a matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs to be held in Tampa, Fla. — will look different from years past.

And as Super Bowl Sunday approaches, there are reasons to be hopeful: Two highly effective Covid-19 vaccines are rolling out around the United States and cases and hospitalizations have dropped nationwide.

But cases remain at levels that are nearly twice as high as last summer’s peak and contagious new variants circle the globe, some of which appear to…

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