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NFL hoping to invite vaccinated health care workers to Super Bowl in Tampa

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FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2020 file photo NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Miami. The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by May 15. In a memo sent by Goodell and obtained Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Associated Press, several phases of the protocols were laid out. The first phase would involve a limited number of non-player personnel, initially 50 percent of the non-player employees (up to a total of 75) on any single day, being approved to be at the facility. But state or local regulations could require a lower number. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, file)

TAMPA (WFLA) – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has proposed inviting vaccinated health care workers the opportunity to attend Super Bowl LV in Tampa.

In a letter to Rob Higgins, the President of the Tampa Super Bowl Host Committee the league is currently discussing with public health officials the idea of inviting workers in a responsible way.

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Goodell recently attended a Buccaneers game in Tampa and reiterated that the Super Bowl will have fans in attendance but, at this point in time, the exact number of fans is still unclear.

“I think the way we are approaching that,” explained Goodell, “Taking that on a day by day basis because, obviously, the safety of our fans and the community is number one. We are going to try to bring as many fans as we can safely do. I am not sure there is a specific number we are confident saying this is what it will be.”

Super Bowl LV is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 7.

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