The county says its Halloween safety advice rates the various ways to "celebrate Halloween safely during the COVID-19 pandemic". They made these recommendations, following guidelines from the CDC. Trick-or-treating is not banned, but the county advises against it.
A press release from the City of East Lansing reminds residents that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, have identified the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating as one of the higher-risk COVID-19 spreading holiday festivities. Residents should always wear face coverings and stay 6 feet apart when engaging in even low risk activities.
Baker added that he believes trick-or-treating outside with a small group of people is safer than hosting Halloween parties inside and potentially contributing to the spread of the virus.
People should avoid indoor haunted houses, hayrides and other activities where social distancing can't be maintained.
Participating in one-way trick-or-treating where individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance (such as at the end of a driveway or at the edge of a yard).
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In Canada as in the United States, Halloween brings armies of children dressed in spooky costumes out onto the streets in search of candy and maybe a fright or two. Instead, they say to consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house.
"I think we can appreciate it would be a very hard thing to (ban trick-or-treating) across the city of 4 million, but we're hoping - just like with masks, just like with physical distancing, just like washing your hands and everything else - that people won't, " Garcetti said.
At a municipal council meeting on October 5, the mayor of Rouyn-Noranda announced that the city would not to let anyone go trick-or-treating due to the public health risk.