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CDC offers tips for safe Halloween

Parents are wondering about Halloween … can they, should they, let their children go trick-or-treating? The Centers for Disease Control advises that while some activities can spread COVID-19, there are alternate ways to have fun on Halloween.

These include ways to make trick-or-treating safer:—Avoid direct contact between the children and the givers;—Give out treats outdoors if possible;—Set up a station with individually bagged treats for the kids to take;—Wash hands before and after handling treats, and importantly—Wear a mask!

This year, masks are in for both the children and the people they are calling on. Make it part of your costume. The CDC said that a costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask, and that the two should not be worn together.Finally, stay at least six feet away from others who do not live with you.

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