Halloween represents an exciting and fun time of the year for children and adults alike, but the current Halloween season may look different this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone can protect themselves from COVID-19 by avoiding people who live outside of your household, wearing a mask in public settings, frequent hand washing, and staying 6 feet apart from each other. People at higher risk for illness may choose not to participate in Halloween festivities this year.
This Halloween season, events that involve large gatherings of individuals (e.g. large Halloween parties, haunted houses, etc.) can increase the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and are not recommended.
To stay healthy and safe during Halloween, consider activities such as decorating your living space, carving pumpkins with people who live with you, or having a virtual Halloween costume contest. To learn more about how to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19 during the Halloween season, please see the VDH Interim Guidelines for Participating in Halloween Events.
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