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pumpkins with
members of your
household and
displaying them.
Carving or decorating
pumpkins outside, at a
safe distance, with
neighbors or friends.
Decorating your house,
apartment, or living
space.
Doing a Halloween
scavenger hunt where
children are given lists
of Halloween-themed
things to look for while
they walk outdoors
from house to house
admiring Halloween
decorations at a
distance.
Having a virtual
Halloween costume
contest.
Having a Halloween
movie night with
people you live with.
Having a scavenger
hunt-style trick-or-treat
search with your
household members in
or around your home
rather than going
house to house.

 If participating in traditional

trick-or-treating and
handing out candy please
keep doorways well lit as to
inform you are participating.
 If not participating in
handing out candy please
shut off lights to doorways
or post a sign “No Treats” or
similar.
 Keep a distance from other
trick –or –treaters at
doorways, and wait for
others to finish before
approaching a home.

 Participating in one-way trick-or-treating where individually
wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and
go while continuing to social distance (such as at the end of a
driveway or at the edge of a yard)
 If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands with soap
and water for at least 20 second before and after preparing
the bags.
 Having a small group, outdoor, open-air costume parade
where people are distanced more than 6 feet apart.
 Attending a costume party held outdoors where protective
masks are used and people can remain more than 6 feet
apart.
 A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute
for a cloth mask. A costume mask should not be used unless
it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that
covers the mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around
the face.
 Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask
because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it
hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed
cloth mask.
 Going to an open-air, one-way, walk-through haunted forest
where appropriate mask use is enforced, and people can
remain more than 6 feet apart.
 If screaming will likely occur, greater distancing is advised.
The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a
respiratory virus.
Participating in one-way trick-or-treating where individually
wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and
go while continuing to social distance (such as at the end of a
driveway or at the edge of a yard)
 Visiting pumpkin patches or orchards where people use hand
sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples,
wearing masks is encouraged or enforced, and people are
able to maintain social distancing.
 Having an outdoor Halloween movie night with local family
friends with people spaced at least 6 feet apart.
 If screaming will likely occur, greater distancing is advised.
The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a
respiratory virus.

 Participating in traditional trick-or-treating where children

who go door to door.

 Having trunk-or-treat where treats are handed out from

trunks of cars.

 Attending crowded costume parties held indoors.
 Going to an indoor haunted house where people may be

together and screaming.

 Going on hayrides or tractor rides with people who are

not in your household.

 Traveling to a fall festival that is not in your community if

you live in an area with community spread of COVID-19.

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