Trick or Treating and COVID-19

Clay Curtis
October 17, 2020

ABC Action News took those concerns to medical experts with Baycare Health, who say with some added safety precautions, your family can still take part in trick or treating, handing out candy and other Halloween festivities.

Though they will make this October 31 a holiday like no other - and it will definitely be a lot quieter than Halloweens in years past. "Then, you can refill that row after the little trick or treaters leave your house".

"Lowell is now classified as "red" under the state's COVID-19 risk designation system and has experienced a significant increase in new cases of COVID-19 among residents over recent weeks".

City officials said that allowing children and parents to go trick-or-treating could pose a "substantial public health risk" to residents in the community.

People should avoid indoor haunted houses, hayrides and other activities where social distancing can't be maintained.

The town of Patriot will be having Trick or Treating in keeping with tradition. Residents should always wear face coverings and stay 6 feet apart when engaging in even low risk activities.

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Legault recommended setting up a sort of candy station outside with individually-wrapped bags and sitting two-metres away to greet trick-or-treaters.

Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.

Tam says outdoor trick-or-treating can be safe when people respect physical distancing, wear masks, use hand sanitizer and ensure treats are pre-packaged.

Go all out with the Halloween decorations.

Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house.

At a municipal council meeting on October 5, the mayor of Rouyn-Noranda announced that the city would not to let anyone go trick-or-treating due to the public health risk.

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