New York reviewing plan to test and trace 6,700 fans at Bills playoff game

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When the Bills clinched their first home playoff game in a quarter of a century, questions were immediately raised about whether fans could attend. It’s sounding like the state is increasingly optimistic that fans will be there.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said today that the state is reviewing a plan that will allow 6,700 fans to attend a home playoff game, with those fans all getting rapid-result COVID-19 tests before entering the stadium.

“You could show up a half an hour before a football game, and get a test, and go into a game,” Cuomo said.

Cuomo indicated that he thinks the plan for testing fans before the game and tracing them afterward to see whether the virus spread inside the stadium is feasible.

“We’re exploring some options,” Cuomo said. “The Bills proposed 6,700 fans for their upcoming playoff game. The New York State Department of Health is working on a model where fans get tested on the way in and contact traced after to see what the effect is.”

The Bills will likely host a playoff game on either Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10. By then they hope the plan has been given the OK by state authorities, and that some members of Bills Mafia will be there with their team.

13 responses to “New York reviewing plan to test and trace 6,700 fans at Bills playoff game

  1. I wonder if they will keep fans from going to the lot? Or the surrounding lots on private land?

    Those could be packed……

  2. I went into a store this week to buy a folding table. The owner said that after Cuomo announced the possibility of fans at the playoff game last week he sold over 50 tables in 2 days…

  3. cancerman2020 says:
    December 23, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    I wonder if they will keep fans from going to the lot? Or the surrounding lots on private land?

    Those could be packed……

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    You need to pay to get into the stadium lot. it’s simple enough to require fans to show tickets as they pay to let them in.

    It’s a fair question if private lot owners want to take people’s money to allow them to spread COVID among themselves on their property.
    I personally think it would be far more comfortable sitting at home watching the game rather than in a tent in a cold parking lot.

  4. Hell yes. 6,700 fanatics screaming at the top of their lungs is more than enough to constitute home field advantage

  5. I get the desire to see a playoff game. I’m 15 min. from the stadium. Covid is still a bigger issue than this.
    I just lost my neighbor to covid and will watch from home. It’s bad around here.

  6. I would think with a Temperature check, Rapid Covid Test, and masks, they could safely allow 12,000 to attend the game.

  7. Im suprised there are 6,700 people that still stuck around in new york. Theres like 6,700 leaving new york to Florida every day.

  8. For GOD’s sake let the mafia in! The most deserving fan base in recent years. Let it rip

  9. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    December 23, 2020 at 1:02 pm
    Bad idea unless all attending fans get vaccinated first

    You do realize that is not possible at this point…

  10. I dunno who the bigger morons are.
    Fans for even just thinking of attending or the team letting them in at all.
    So I will just go with both.

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