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Local bars taking extra precautions on Super Bowl Sunday

Kelly Obrian's on Super Bowl Sunday
Posted at 9:23 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 23:23:24-05

COLORADO SPRINGS  — Bars and restaurants are used to having a packed house on Super Bowl Sunday.

This year that wasn't the case, as bars in El Paso County could only serve at a 50% capacity.

"To have to tell people they can't come and watch the game with their family and friends cause we are not able to have more than half capacity has been really tough. It has been disappointing," says Dara Seering, bar manager at Kelly Obrian's.

The last couple of months have been quiet on the weekends for bars, so Seering was thrilled knowing she could invite more people in the doors this weekend.

"Football season, being a sports bar is one of our bigger periods of times being able to collect revenue."

However with more fans come more cleaning and extra precautions.

"We are mask wearing, hand washing, social distancing, spreading tables a part limiting the number of people we have in each party, limiting the number of people up at the bar, if we can actually have any at all."

So when next year's Super Bowl rolls around, Seering says she hopes she won't have to do any of that.

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