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All fans attending Super Bowl required to wear KN95 masks

All attendees at next month's Super Bowl will be given free KN95 masks and be required to wear them in an effort stem the spread of covid-19, the LA County Public Health director said.

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Jan 17, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; A general overall view of SoFi Stadium during the playing of the national anthem with a United States flag on the field during a NFC Wild Card playoff football game against the Arizona Cardinals. Mandatory Credit:
Kirby LeeUSA TODAY Sports

All attendees at next month's Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium (Los Angeles) will be given free KN95 (FFP2) face-masks and be required to wear them when not actively eating or drinking in an effort stem the spread of covid-19, the Los Angeles County Public Health director said.

KN95 masks are designed to filter out at least 95% of particulate matter in the air.

Fans attending the NFL's championship game on Feb. 13 will also be required to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative test but there will be no capacity restrictions at the 70,240-seat venue in Inglewood.

The news comes as several LA County covid-19 metrics are showing decline, including daily cases, daily case rate, positivity rate and hospitalizations, according to health officials.

They said that while the declines are a positive sign, residents should not take them as an indication to forgo common sense protective measures like masks.

The NFL and the county health officials said they would host a covid-19 vaccination clinic and give out free tests at the Los Angeles Convention Center in the run-up to the game in early February.

Jan 23, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) celebrates with wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) after a play during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Raymond J
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Jan 23, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) celebrates with wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) after a play during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Raymond JKim KlementUSA TODAY Sports

The clinic will be on the site of the Super Bowl Experience and officials said that fans who receive any dose of the vaccine there will receive a free ticket into the NFL's interactive theme park.

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