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Posted on: October 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Avoid the COVID Monster This Halloween

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Hamilton County Health Department Offers Tips for a Healthy Haunting 


People dressed up in costumes and makeup are a familiar sight on Halloween night. Unfortunately, events like costume parades and trick or treat can be high-risk for spreading viruses, including the virus that causes COVID-19. Take steps to protect yourself and others, such as finding lower risk ways to participate in Halloween and trick or treating; for example: 

Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters by giving out treats outdoors or setting up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take, if possible. 

Bring hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol with you, and use it after touching objects or other people. Parents should supervise young children using hand sanitizer. 

Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when you get home and before you eat any treats. 

Wear a mask if you are age two or older. A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask and should not be worn over a cloth mask. It can make breathing more difficult. 

Stay at least 6 feet away from others who are not part of your household. 

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

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