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Intermountain Healthcare employees among caregivers honored at Super Bowl

Posted at 10:08 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 00:08:26-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Super Bowl LV was unlike any other — in more ways than one.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida was filled to less than half capacity with mask requirements and social distancing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs matchup

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Instead of 65,500 fans, the NFL championship game was limited to 25,000 in-person spectators (and 30,000 cardboard cutouts).

Of those, 7,500 were vaccinated health care workers who were gifted tickets.

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Some frontline health workers from Utah were among those lucky enough to attend. They, and their colleagues around the nation and world, were also honored in pre-game traditions.

"Caregivers from Intermountain were recognized by the NFL today at #SuperBowlLV for their commitment to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic," Intermountain Healthcare wrote on Twitter. "Thank you, caregivers, for your dedication, strength and courage on the front lines. #HealthcareHeroes"