KC doctors have advice for Chiefs fans gathering for Sunday’s playoff game

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers will face off Sunday at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, and doctors have advice for anyone going to the game — or watching it with friends and family.

“I think the first piece of advice is to be fully vaccinated and boosted,” Dr. Dana Hawkinson with the University of Kansas Health System said Friday.

Hawkinson said people should try to be outdoors as much as possible if they’re going to the game Sunday.

“Certainly another thing you can do is wear your mask,” he continued. “That’s always an appropriate thing to do.”

“If you are kind of going on the concourse or whatever, wear a mask at that point, too, if you really feel the need to not wear a mask outdoors,” Hawkinson continued. “That is extremely important.”

If you’re not going to the game, Hawkinson said to try to avoid large gatherings, especially if you don’t know whether everyone you’re with has been fully vaccinated.

“We certainly want our places of businesses and our bars and everybody employed by there to be able to work and stay in business,” he said. “I think that’s extremely important, but it’s dangerous to have either private or public gatherings for those types of things.”

The Chiefs would not comment on the health and safety aspect of the game on Sunday, but the team does encourage those who are not fully vaccinated to mask up at the stadium.

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