Halloween is on its way, and with everything we’ve been going through this year, we’re looking forward to the festivities it brings. Pumpkin carving, decorating our homes, and wearing costumes are all great ways to celebrate Halloween. But one thing we don’t want to bring into our celebration is COVID-19. Halloween will look different this year, and different can still be fun. We’ve provided some tips for you to be able to celebrate Halloween safely, and still have a fun and spooky holiday.
There are a variety of safe ways to celebrate Halloween, some that you’re used to, and others that may be new. We encourage you to celebrate Halloween with these lower-risk activities:
Some Halloween activities come with more risk. If you choose to participate in these, remember to wear your mask and maintain six feet of physical distance:
Avoid these higher-risk activities. The close contact and opportunity for large groups make these activities unsafe because there's a much greater chance that you could spread COVID-19 to others:
We strongly discourage typical door-to-door trick-or-treating because it creates a situation where you will come into close contact with many people. It’s best if you don’t share candy or other Halloween goodies with others.
If you do choose to participate in handing out candy to trick-or-treaters:
If you choose to go trick-or-treating:
COVID-19 cases in our county are on the rise, and we have, unfortunately, seen an increase in cases after most holidays. Let’s work together to make sure that doesn’t happen during Halloween. While it’s fun to get spooked out by ghosts, vampires and clowns, we don’t want to add COVID-19 to that list.