Tips for a Safer and Healthier Halloween
To ensure we all have a safe and enjoyable Halloween, here are some guidelines to follow to help minimize the risks of spreading COVID-19:
- Anyone participating in trick-or-treating, including those passing out candy, should maintain 6-feet of social distance and proper face coverings are encouraged.
- Consider leaving commercially wrapped candy (spaced apart) on a tray for the children to take with proper social distancing from the candy giver.
- Trick-or-treat in groups with household members only.
- Candy collected during trick-or-treating should not be eaten until after washing hands and/or sanitizing. Parents should make sure all the candy is wrapped.
- Even though children may be walking through your neighborhoods, residents are not obligated to give out candy. Anyone who is not comfortable doing so can simply leave their front outside lights off and keep their door closed.
- If you feel sick, please stay home and do not pass out candy.For a list of alternative ideas to celebrate Halloween safely: go to www.Halloween2020.org.
Additional Halloween and holiday guidance is available on the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html.
Have a great Halloween and be safe!
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