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CDC's Halloween Guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic
With Halloween a little more than a month away, many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading the coronavirus. There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the following guidelines on activities based on low, moderate and high risk to help protect individuals, their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. Since COVID-19 virus circulation varies in communities, these guidelines are meant to supplement, not replace any state or local health and safety laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to which holiday gatherings must comply.
Lower risk activities
These lower risk activities can be safe alternatives:
Moderate risk activities
Higher risk activities
Avoid these higher risk activities to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19:
For those individuals who may have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, most importantly, they should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.
Please forward this media release to your personal and professional contacts, particularly to parents/caregivers of Halloween-aged children.
Information for this media release was secured from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website link https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html#halloween.