Halloween is filled with tradition – full of fun, family and friends. This year things will need to be a bit different as we all work to stop the spread of COVID-19. We are sharing below some of the best tips from our partner Intermountain Connect Care. Please click on the link at the bottom for additional tips on the intermountain site.
Most importantly of all – Have a Fun and Safe Halloween! whether that involves safe trick or treating with little ones or a small group family halloween party!
Our top Halloween tips:
- Wear a mask while trick-or-treating. A costume mask isn’t a substitute for a cloth mask unless it’s made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers your mouth and nose. Don’t wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe.
- Share individually wrapped candy. Make sure you provide individually wrapped candy. As fun as homemade donuts are, it’s not the year to give them out.
- Hand out candy safely. Don’t allow little hands to reach into a bowl for candy. Use tongs to remove candy from a bowl and place it into each trick-or-treater’s bag. Make sure you wear a mask when you open the door and wash your hands frequently.
- Trick-or-treat safely. Keep your mask on at all times and stay at least six feet from other groups of kids. Don’t linger at any one house for more than a few minutes and if there is a group at a house ahead of you, wait until they move on before you approach the door.
- When you get home. Wash hands thoroughly and wipe down candy wrappers with a disinfectant wipe before your child eats anything. Throw out any candy that isn’t wrapped.
- Stay home when sick. Keep your child home if they have a fever of 100.4°F or higher or have any other symptoms of COVID-19 such as a cough, shortness of breath, decrease in sense of smell or taste, aches, pains, or a sore throat.
NOTE about trunk-or-treats: Trunk-or-treats should be handled in the same manner and should maintain a one-way direction. Individual cars should be parked at least 6-feet apart and each household should be alone at each vehicle. If anyone in your household is at high-risk for COVID-19 this activity isn’t recommended.