Dr. Stewart, our Medical Officer of Health for Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has shared the following messaging regarding Halloween.
Halloween 2020 🎃
o Virtual gatherings or events are safest
o Outdoor gatherings or events are safer than indoors.
o We are hearing about some fun and creative alternatives to trick or treating, like scavenger hunts and walks to look at neighbourhood decorations or having a themed dinner with household contacts, and we will be sharing some of these fun ideas on our social media accounts
If you choose to participate in trick or treating:
o Only go out with members of your direct household
o Wear a mask/face covering that fits properly – a costume mask is not a substitute for a face covering. So get creative and think about how to incorporate your face covering into your, or your child’s costume
o Stay 2 metres apart and don’t congregate or linger at doorsteps
o Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
o Consider creative ways to hand out treats so that children aren’t reaching into a bucket or bowl to grab treats
No matter how you choose to celebrate Halloween, the key is to be COVID-SMART