Tips for a Healthy and Safe Halloween This Year

by | Sep 28, 2020 | COVID-19, Headlines, News

As parents begin preparation for Halloween and young people are selecting costumes, this spooky season will require extra safety precautions compared to prior years.

Here are some tips for a safe and healthy Halloween:

  • Wear a face mask or face covering.  For more information on face masks and face coverings, please see the state��s Mask Up MA webpage.
  • Observe good hand hygiene, including hand washing and use of alcohol-based sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol.  Carry hand sanitizer and use it often, especially after coming into contact with frequently touched surfaces and before eating candy.
  • Refrain from touching your face.
  • Maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from all others who are not members of your household

There are a several reasons individuals should stay home and refrain from Halloween activities, including handing out Halloween treats, including  if you:

  • Feel unwell
  • Have been exposed to someone with COVID-19,
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19
  • Have travelled from a state not classified as lower risk

As of August 28, the lower-risk states are:

  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Vermont
  • Washington

To see the current list of lower risk states, visit the Mass.gov website.


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