CDC advises against Halloween activities

Staff Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are cautioning individuals from partaking in many traditionally celebrated activities during Halloween this year, such as trick-or-treating.

There are several high-risk activities that should be totally avoided this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to the CDC. These activities include: Trick-or-treats and trunk-or-treats, going to large or crowded parties held indoors, visiting indoor haunted houses, going on hayrides, traveling to rural fall festivals outside of your community and using alcohol or drugs, which can impair users’ judgement or lead to “risky behaviors,” according to the CDC.

The CDC lists attending outdoor costume parties where people wear masks and social distance themselves as a moderately risky activity.

 

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