Halloween Safety

Halloween COVID-19 Safety

December 28, 2021

Halloween is nearly here and COVID safety is at the top of many parents’ minds this year. Here are some quick dos and don’ts to keep you, your kids, and your community safe this Sunday:

Do:

  • Wear well-fitting masks in close proximity to other people. Note that costume masks do not offer the same protection as surgical and fabric reusable face masks and cannot be used as interchangeably. 
  • Stay outdoors to trick-or-treat.
  • Carry sanitizer with you to use before and after touching masks, before and after eating candy, and other necessary times throughout the night
  • Wash your hands after getting home 
  • Consider creative ways to hand out candy; including “candy chutes”, laying out items on a table to avoid hand-to-hand contact, or using tongs.
  • Consider alternative ways to celebrate at home as a family instead of gatherings such as a pumpkin carving night, spooky movie night, or halloween scavenger hunt.

 

Don’t:

  • Throw indoor halloween parties. 
  • Go out trick-or-treating if you or your kids have any COVID-19 symptoms. (Full list here)
  • Crowd doorstops while trick-or-treating. Encourage your kids to wait their turn to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.