CDC Means that unvaccinated individuals who have been in massive teams throughout the Labor Day holidays be examined for COVID-19 – CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The coronavirus didn’t turn some popular Pittsburgh events upside down this Labor Day weekend.
The Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh was canceled, but food festivals and sporting events continued as the virus failed to stop the crowds. People flocked to Pittsburgh to celebrate their favorite end of summer celebrations.
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“Number one, the food. Number two, it’s a fine day. Number three, after pandemic stuff, it’s no fun being stuck in the house, ”said Leah DiLuca, who went to the Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Fest on Monday.
The Rib Fest, a smoky five-day event outside of Heinz Field, drew large crowds. Thousands stood in line to bite the ribs of traders from several states.
“I’m not really worried. I worked through the pandemic. In my free time I play sports, so I’m no longer interested, ”said DiLuca.
“I think it’s good that everyone comes out and back together, make sure we’re vaccinated, and if not, wearing masks is very important,” said Ahmad Nelson, who was at the Rib Fest.
The Soul Food Fest also took place on the market square this weekend.
The University of Pittsburgh defeated the University of Massachusetts Amherst at Heinz Field on Saturday, and Pirates fans cheered the Bucs as they beat Detroit on Monday.
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“The first time we came to a ballpark was from Puerto Rico. It was great, ”said Alfredo Perez on Monday. “I hope everyone is careful and tested and got their shots. It is very important.”
“We had good tickets and we had a good time,” said Frank Hanlin, who was also at the Pirates game. “I’m vaccinated and have a mask in my pocket in case anyone wants that, and I understand it’s common sense. I don’t understand why people are resisting it. “
The CDC urged Americans to take precautions this Labor Day weekend to prevent another spike in COVID-19 cases after the holiday.
The agency recommended traveling to unvaccinated people. If an unvaccinated person has traveled, the CDC recommends getting tested three to five days after the trip and self-quarantining for seven days.
The CDC also suggests that unvaccinated individuals who have participated in activities where they cannot physically distance themselves, such as at large gatherings, should be tested for the virus.
“I think everyone should try to be safe so that we can continue to enjoy everyone’s company and bring events together,” said Ryan Shane, who attended Rib Fest on Monday.
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On Monday, the Allegheny County Health Department reported 912 new COVID-19 cases in the past 72 hours.