Stay Safe this Halloween
CDPH Discourages Trick-or-treating and gathering
Many traditional Halloween activities pose a high-risk for spreading viruses, including COVID-19, and the California Department of Public Health recommends people choose safer alternatives.
The CDPH also strongly discourages trick-or-treating and restricts gatherings to three households, outdoors only. The full CDPH Halloween guidance is listed here.
Should you choose to gather or trick-or-treat, respect your neighbors and community. Everyone is navigating the COVID-19 pandemic to the best of their abilities and has different comfort levels regarding what is safe.
Below are a few tips from Placer County Public Health to help you trick-or-treat more safely:
- Wear a face covering
- Trick-or-treat with members of your own household and stay at least six ft. from others
- Setup an outdoor candy delivery area, spread candy on a table for kids to take, or use tongs to hand out
- Wash hands or use sanitizer frequently
- Stay home if you or anyone in your household is not feeling well
Find more Placer County tips here.
Lower risk, alternative activities to traditional Halloween events include:
- Carving or decorating pumpkins with your household or, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends and then displaying them
- Decorating your home and yard
- Doing an outdoor Halloween scavenger hunt
- Having a virtual costume contest or virtual party
- Having a Halloween movie night with your household