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Jill Biden and dogs to appear in ad promoting mask use during Puppy Bowl

Dogs Major and Champ Biden will make a television appearance alongside first lady Jill BidenJill BidenBiden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president Overnight Health Care: FDA says millions of J&J doses from troubled plant must be thrown out | WHO warns Africa falling far behind in vaccinations | Top CDC official says US not ready for next pandemic The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Sights and sounds from Biden's UK visit MORE in a public service announcement set to air Sunday during Puppy Bowl XVII.

The video, which calls on Americans to wear masks to combat the coronavirus, features the two German shepherds sitting at the foot of Biden's chair in front of a fireplace in the White House.

"For a lot of us during this pandemic, our pets have been such a source of joy and comfort," Biden says in the ad. "And maybe a bark or two on a video conference."

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The first lady talks about the unconditional love of a dog as one reason to stay healthy and take precautions against contracting the coronavirus.

"We owe it to them to keep ourselves healthy. So please keep wearing your masks, even when you're out walking your dog."

Puppy Bowl XVII will air on Animal Planet shortly before Super Bowl LV between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, which starts at 6:30 p.m.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging football fans to take precautions this year while watching the Super Bowl.

Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious diseases expert, has also advised against hosting Super Bowl parties.

"As much fun as it is to get together in a big Super Bowl party, now is not the time to do that," he said.