“I feel really confident that this event will happen here in LA,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, in a media briefing Thursday. “There’s no indication that it won’t.”
Super Bowl LVI is scheduled to be played on February 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
Ferrer said the health department is working closely with NFL and SoFi Stadium to ensure fans and community will be safe.
“We’ll work closely to enhance safety if we’re still in the middle of a horrific surge,” Ferrer added. “My hope is that by the time we get to February, we’re on the downside of seeing this massive amount of community transmission.”