Steps to Take when Trick or Treating from the CDC

Steps to Take when Trick or Treating

Traditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or influenza. Plan alternate ways to participate in Halloween.

tt 1

Make trick-or-treating safer

  • Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
  • Give out treats outdoors, if possible.
  • Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.
  • Wash hands before handling treats.
  • Wear a mask.

tt2

Wear a mask

  • Make your cloth maskpart of your costume.
  • A costume mask is nota substitute for a cloth mask.
  • Do NOTwear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.
  • Masks should NOTbe worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing

Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you

  • Indoors and outdoors, you are more likely to get or spread COVID-19 when you are in close contact with others for a long time.

tt3

Wash your hands

  • Bring hand sanitizerwith you and use it after touching objects or other people.
  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Parents: supervise young children using hand sanitizer.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when you get home and before you eat any treats.
Check out the CDC site for more information:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays/halloween.html