While Halloween typically represents a time of fun and excitement for children and adults alike, the current
Halloween season will be different than prior years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In general, the more
closely people interact with each other and the longer that interaction lasts, the higher the risk of COVID-19
spread. The best way to avoid becoming infected is to avoid being exposed to the virus altogether. This is
particularly important for people at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. This may mean choosing
not to participate in Halloween activities during the pandemic.
To protect against COVID-19, everyone should avoid close contact with people who do not live in their
household, wear a mask (cloth face covering), and practice social distancing and frequent and proper
hand washing. Some Halloween activities are higher risk than others. Read the information below to make
the best decision for your family about choosing to participate this year.