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This Halloween there is something far more scary than ghosts and goblins lurking the streets. COVID-19 can be a real-life nightmare. That’s why many parents are asking about Halloween Safety.

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Is it safe for kids to Trick or Treat this Halloween?

This Halloween there is something far more scary than ghosts and goblins lurking the streets. COVID-19 can be a real-life nightmare. That’s why many parents are asking the same question: Is it safe for kids to Trick-or-Treat this Halloween?

Here with the answer is David Chansolme, M.D., the Medical Director of Infection Prevention at INTEGRIS Health. 
 
Safer alternatives for traditional trick-or-treating include setting up individually bagged treats at the end of your sidewalk or driveway for kids to take from a distance, or organizing a drive-by costume parade where kids stand in their driveways wearing their costumes and neighbors drive-by and throw candy to the children from their cars. No  matter how you hand out candy, remember to wash your hands before handling the treats.

Click here for more CDC tips and ideas on celebrating the holiday.

If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with the virus, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.

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Is it safe for kids to Trick or Treat this Halloween?

Here with the answer is David Chansolme, M.D., the Medical Director of Infection Prevention at INTEGRIS Health.