Do not gather. The party can wait.

Whether you're rooting for Kansas City or Tampa Bay, we would like to encourage you to please don't gather. The Super Bowl party can wait. Protect your family, friends, and community.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, spoke about the Super Bowl as a superspreader event on ABC News this week. "I mean, watch the Super Bowl on TV, enjoy it. Have a party in your house with your family with the people who are there," Fauci continued. "But you don't want parties with people that you haven't had much contact with, you just don't know if they're infected. So as difficult as that is, at least this time around, just lay low and cool it."

Gatherings for NBA and MLB championship games as well as Halloween resulted in the "beginning of a surge that led to a lot of death in California -- a really hard and dark period," Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of the California Department of Public Health, said.

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