COVID Risk Concerns Rise at Iowa's Kinnick Stadium

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University of Iowa freshman Jessica Anderson was a bit unnerved by the sight of 68,000 fans at Kinnick Stadium last Saturday. As a concessions worker, she had to be there, but concessions workers didn't have to wear face coverings if they were fully vaccinated.

Anderson told The Daily Iowan campus newspaper that a scarcity of mask usage was concerning, especially for people working in the food service areas of the stadium.

“With so many people in one place and having to lean in close to hear their orders through all of the sounds going around, it very well could have ended with a case of COVID,” Anderson told news reporter Kate Perez. “The stands were at full capacity and no masks required, so there were tons of people in one place, handling food and drinks. It seems like the perfect circumstances for COVID-19 to surge.”

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