Everyone who attended Sunday’s event at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, received a KN95 mask because Los Angeles County still requires masks at so-called “mega-events”.
But if you’ve watched the game, you’ve probably noticed that many viewers were without a mask, including celebrities and fans.
The county requires everyone over the age of 2 to wear a face unless they ate or drank in the stadium. Proponents aged 5 years and older also had to show a vaccine card against COVID-19, a negative PCR test within 48 hours, or a negative antigen test within 24 hours to enter.
SoFi is an indoor and outdoor stadium. It has a roof but is open on the sides, leaking air.
California is going to ease its mandate of internal masks for people who have been vaccinated as cases of omicron and hospitalized begin to decline. However, each county’s health department has to make a decision, and they have a right to see what they want to do by region.
The Los Angeles County is waiting for coronavirus cases to decrease before easing the mask rules.
Los Angeles County health officials released the latest coronavirus figures on Sunday, showing that nearly 4,900 new cases and 58 deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours. More than 2,000 people are hospitalized with COVID.
In the Los Angeles area, health experts say they will monitor whether there is a COVID surge after the Super Cup.