Rams News: LAUSD Proposes SoFi Stadium To Serve As Vaccination Site
SoFi Stadium entrance
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The Los Angeles Rams finalized their relocation by opening up the doors of SoFi Stadium for the 2020 NFL season.

Their inaugural season was spoiled by the absence of fans due to the restrictions of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Although teams around the league were able to have limited attendance throughout the 2020 campaign, the coronavirus rates in L.A. County and throughout California prevented all four of its NFL teams from allowing any fans.

Fortunately, the community is taking strides toward a potential return to normalcy now that vaccines are being administered. It appears team owner Stan Kroenke’s vision in Inglewood could play an integral role in making it come to fruition.

According to Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic the Los Angeles Unified School District is proposing that SoFi serves as a vaccination site for the county’s school workers:

SoFi Stadium has already been pegged as the location for Super Bowl LVI at the conclusion of the 2021 NFL season. It appears they will begin the year by serving as a large-scale vaccination site for the local community.

The district has started to provide shots to eligible employees at the Royball Learning Center in Echo Park. Adding the Inglewood location to the mix would certainly help kick things up a notch by the time the start of the 2021 campaign rolls around.

The Anthem Blue Cross and Cedars-Sinai are set to provide support with roughly 600 LAUSD nurses and healthcare workers available to administer the Moderna vaccines. The request indicates that the site — which is three times larger than Disneyland — would be capable of providing vaccines to more than 10,000 people a day.

Of course, this number would be determined by the ongoing shortage of vaccines that are currently available. Reports indicate that all teachers in L.A. County should be allowed to receive the vaccine starting on March 1.