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Halloween Best Practices

TRICK-OR-TREAT Best Practices

The CDC has developed guidelines to help navigate Halloween, providing ideas to make Halloween activities more creative, and reducing the risk for getting COVID. So, classic door to door trick-or-treating and large in door costume parties are not encouraged, including indoor haunted houses where people will be crowded and screaming.

Families and neighbors could offer an outdoor Halloween Scary Movie Night, with social distancing. Host an outdoor pumpkin carving activity or scavenger hunt. Keep hand sanitizer on hand before and after touching objects.

Trick-or-treating is still an option, however, have individually wrapped gift bags waiting at the end of the driveway. Children should travel with family members. If going from driveway to driveway with small groups, a costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask. However, do not double up with one over the other because that can make it hard to breathe. Instead, consider a Halloween-themed cloth mask, the CDC suggests.

If you think you might have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who does, do not attend in-person Halloween activities, or hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.