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:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
To see the current list of lower risk states, visit the Mass.gov website.