National City leaders encourage residents to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday safely with kits

Posted at 11:23 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 15:22:14-05

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. (KGTV) -- National City leaders urged residents to play it smart this Super Bowl weekend, handing out safety kits and hams in an effort to get people to avoid large gatherings on game day.

San Diego County has seen a recent decrease in reported COVID-19 cases, but local leaders are concerned Super Bowl Sunday could prompt many people to huddle up with family and friends.

On Thursday morning, nearly 350 hams and 1,000 safety kits were handed out at National City’s public library to help encourage residents to watch the game safely.

The safety kits included adult and youth masks, hand sanitizer, face shields, thermometer guns, and toothbrushes.

With the South Bay having been hit hard by the coronavirus throughout the pandemic, National City leaders are hoping these kits will help everyone follow the county’s COVID-19 playbook.