Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Stadium View Bar comes under fire for hosting large Packers watch party during pandemic

From JSOnline:
Duke Behnke
Green Bay Press-Gazette

SHWAUBENON - Stadium View Bar & Grill was heavily criticized as irresponsible on social media after videos and photos from inside the business showed a crowd of maskless Packers fans celebrating the team's playoff victory Saturday over the Los Angeles Rams.

The videos, on TikTok and other social media, show fans who are cheering, dancing, giving high fives, eating and drinking, without any semblance of the social distancing recommended by authorities as a precaution to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

It's the exact scenario the Packers and local health officials cautioned against leading up to the game and comes as a more-contagious variant of the virus has been detected in Wisconsin.

A Packers playoffs-related surge in cases could lead to more deaths and more stress on health care providers.

The reaction on TikTok was swift and pointed.

"And we wonder why Green Bay is a hot spot," one commenter said.

"And these morons now will go out among others at work, home, grocery stores etc. and spread what they pick up. It's selfish and stupid," another said.

One predicted the score "Packers 31.....Covid 200."

The response on Twitter was similar.

"Welp there goes my theory that we'd seen the peak of infection rates now that the holidays are over...," read one tweet.

Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2021/01/18/stadium-view-bar-criticized-hosting-crowded-packers-party/4205496001/

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