SAFE MODIFICATIONS FOR HALLOWEEN

What is not recommended is:

 

  • Door to door trick or treating, due to maintaining proper physical distancing on porches and at front doors, ensure that everyone answering or coming to the door is appropriately masked to prevent disease spread, and it involves touching high contact surfaces such as doorbells and candy bowls.
  • Trunk or treating, where children go from car to car instead of door to door to receive treats, since it is difficult to avoid crowding and sharing food.

 

What is recommended:

 

  • Online parties/contests
  • Car parades that comply with public health guidance for vehicle-based parades including:

 

  1. Halloween movie nights at the drive-in
  2. Halloween themed meals at outdoor restaurants
  3. Halloween themed art installations at an outdoor museum
  4. Dressing up homes and yards with Halloween themed decorations

 

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate Halloween it is important to keep the following in mind:

 

  1. Correctly wear a cloth face covering to prevent disease spread when outside your home and around others.
  2. Outdoors is safer – Actively stay away from indoor spaces that don’t allow for easy distancing of at least 6 feet between you and others
  3. Avoid close contact – Stay at least 6 feet away (3 or more adult steps) from all other people who are not part of your own household, especially while talking, eating, drinking and singing
  4. Wash or sanitize your hands often
  5. Clean high touch items regularly.
  6. If you are sick, or you have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home and away from others.
  7. Get tested for COVID-19 if you are sick, or you have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has symptoms.

 

https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/guidance-on-having-a-safe-halloween-during-the-covid-19-pandemic