Mayor Marty Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission released new guidance Tuesday morning that asks residents to trick-or-treat only with immediate family members and avoid direct contact with individuals passing out candy, in addition to following general COVID-19 safety measures like social distancing and wearing a proper face covering.
"Super heroes, witches and princesses will be taking over Gatineau's streets", police said", adding that "officers will be patrolling and looking out for kids and adults alike".
Should children avoid yelling "trick or treat" this year?
Wear a mask. A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
Instead of traditional trick or treating, opt for one-way trick-or-treating, with treats placed outside of the home for trick-or-treaters as a "grab and go" while keeping distance from others. On this page, there is a printable poster that can be hung on doors or windows to let trick-or-treaters know whether you have candy or not. If the weather is warm enough, treats can also be handed out from the driveway or front lawn to allow for more space and distance.
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This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows tropical storm Zeta on Sunday, Oct. 25. A Tropical Storm warning is in effect for Pinar del Rio, Cuba, South of Tulum to Punta Allen and West of Dzilam to Progreso.
Wash hands before handling treats.
Michael Martineau, a sophomore living in Pennsylvania, said he will celebrate Halloween by trick-or-treating with his brother at a Miracle League field just north of Allentown, Pennsylvania.
So, in some towns, the old turn-off-the-porch-light trick won't work for homeowners who don't want to hand out candy this Halloween. The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a respiratory virus. Castel said both trick-or-treaters and hosts should consider having hand sanitizer at the ready throughout the night.
Mark separate paths for trick-or-treaters to enter and exit your property when possible. Carry hand sanitizer and use it often, especially after coming into contact with frequently touched surfaces and before eating candy. To prevent the risk of further COVID-19 outbreaks in the community, they recommend that no indoor Halloween parties - big or small - should take place.
A Long Island nonprofit organization had to cancel its annual fall festival due to the pandemic, so organizers came up with a safer way to celebrate.