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Should I take my kids trick-or-treating?

Oct. 28. Experts say yes, you can take your kids trick-or-treating, but there are some caveats.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky recommended trick-or-treating outside, but urged people to avoid crowds and packed Halloween parties.

You should also 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.

• Make a cloth mask part of your costume. A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask. Do not wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult.

Masks should not be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing.

Wash your hands

• Bring hand sanitizer with 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.

Keep Your Distance

• 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.


2 Responses to “Should I take my kids trick-or-treating?”

  1. When are children Trick or Treating this year? Saturday or Sunday the 31st?

    Posted by James | October 28, 2021, 2:33 pm
    • The Halloween Treat Trail at Bailey Road Park and the “SPOOK-tacular” Halloween trick or treat at Birkdale Village are both Saturday, but we’re hearing many neighborhoods are going with Sunday trick or treating, especially with CMS closed on Monday for a teacher work day.

      Posted by Newsroom | October 29, 2021, 12:54 pm

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