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Virtual parties suggested ahead of Super Bowl LV

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Posted at 9:54 PM, Feb 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 14:28:41-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising that gathering virtually to watch the Super Bowl is the safest bet this year.

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At Jeffrey Molitz’s home the Super Bowl is normally a big party, but this year it will be quite the opposite.

“I had the giant tent out in the backyard where we put everybody and we had multiple TV’s there and multiple TV's inside,” says Molitz.

“We can meander in and out of Zoom, it’s just going to be my family over,” says Molitz.

It’s a tradition that Molitz had to break in 2021, and he chose to do the responsible thing.

“I’d rather have family and not worry about getting anyone sick than to have all the people and friends coming over and it becoming a superspreader,” says Molitz.

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Some are making the most of celebrating the Super Bowl virtually.

Dreamland XR which is based in Las Vegas is hosting a virtual tailgate outside Raymond James Stadium.

If you decide to go out to a bar or restaurant to watch the game, Dr. Michael Gardner says to keep a watchful eye on social distancing.

“Certainly make sure that it’s a place that’s not packing people in, I think most establishments are following the rules but there’s probably some places following the rules more than others,” says Dr. Gardner, UNLV School of Medicine.