The Kansas City Chiefs have selected local healthcare heroes to attend Super Bowl LV in Tampa as guests of the team on Sunday, February 7. These guests were invited to recognize their unwavering commitment to their community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
They will join healthcare workers from around the country, including local healthcare heroes invited by other NFL Clubs, to take part in various Super Bowl LV festivities at Raymond James Stadium. All healthcare workers attending Super Bowl LV will have completed their COVID-19 vaccination prior to traveling to Tampa.
"We are very excited to invite healthcare workers from Chiefs Kingdom, including a number of individuals from our official healthcare provider, The University of Kansas Health System, to be our Super Bowl guests in Tampa this year," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "These individuals, like so many healthcare workers throughout Chiefs Kingdom and beyond, have given and sacrificed a lot during the ongoing pandemic. Inviting them as our guests is one way we can thank them for everything they have done for the residents of Kansas City. It's been an unusual year and season, but it's incredibly special for us to make it to back-to-back Super Bowls and have Kansas City healthcare workers there as we try to finish the job and run it back in Tampa."
"As the NFL season culminates in Tampa Bay, we are thanking our healthcare heroes who have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Peter O'Reilly, NFL Executive Vice President of Club Business and League Events. "We are honored to salute those who have demonstrated dedication, commitment and courage and deserve our deepest gratitude and admiration."
Health and safety precautions such as increased physical distancing, face coverings, hand hygiene stations, first aid areas and directional signage will all be in place to create a safe environment for all individuals in attendance. For more information on Super Bowl LV gameday COVID-19 protocols visit www.nfl.com/super-bowl/event-info/fan-gameday-playbook.
All activities during Super Bowl week, including gameday, will be conducted in accordance with CDC and local health guidelines.