Should kids go trick-or-treating? CDC director says: ‘If you’re able to be outdoors, absolutely’
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that children should be able to trick-or-treat safely this Halloween as long as they’re outdoors and in small groups.
CDC labels Halloween trick-or-treating a high-risk activity for COVID-19
Check out these DIY Halloween crafts“Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses,” the CDC said. A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute for a cloth mask. A costume mask should not be used unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around the face. Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Lower your risk by following CDC’s recommendations on hosting gatherings or cook-outsLower risk activitiesThese lower-risk activities can be safe alternatives:
Will you be trick-or-treating this Halloween?
The pandemic has upended how we do a lot of things, and Halloween is no exception. Is your family planning to trick-or-treat or hand out candy this year? We want to hear from you. Here’s how to chime in: fill out this brief survey — it should only take a couple minutes of your time. Then, if you’d like to elaborate, there’s a form below in which you can share how your family is handling Halloween.