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Spooktacularly Safe Halloween

Trick-or-treating

Everyone wants to have a spooktacular time this Halloween, but we also want to stay safe while having fun.  If you go trick-or-treating this year, make sure everyone wears a mask, remember to practice social distancing from people who are not from your immediate household, and make sure you wash your hands once you get home. If you are sick or not feeling well, then please stay home.

The CDC recommends one-way trick-or-treating in which individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance (such as at the end of a driveway or at the edge of a yard). You could also have a container of candy available with hand sanitizer next to it for trick-or-treaters to use once they have finished stopping by your house.


Lower risk activities

These lower-risk activities can be safe alternatives to trick or treating, haunted houses, and in-person costume parties:

  • Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them
  • Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
  • Decorating your house, apartment, or living space
  • Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house
  • Having a virtual Halloween costume contest
  • Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with
  • Hide Halloween treats in and around your house. Hold a Halloween treat hunt with household members.
  • Hold an outdoor costume parade or contest so everyone can show off their costumes.
  • Host an outdoor Halloween movie night with friends or neighbors or an indoor movie night with your household members.

For more information, see the CDC guidelines for Halloween.
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