(Fox 32 News) - An estimated 14 million people plan to call in sick on Monday, the day after the Super Bowl.
That makes Monday one of the most popular sick days of the year, according to a study from Kronos and Mucinex. They said the sick calls could go up even higher this year, since many people are legitimately sick with the flu.
At the Cook County Jail in Illinois, sick calls on Super Bowl Sunday are a chronic problem. In 2017, about 240 jail guards called in sick. In 2016, 128 called in sick. That has led the jail to warn those who have called in sick in the past that they might face reprecussions if they do so again this year.