Shelby County, Tenn. — The Shelby County Health Department is offering new suggestions on how to enjoy your candy this Halloween while still protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.
According to the SCHD, trick-or-treating may present a risk of transmitting the virus due to children’s inability to social distance, but the frightening festivities can be made safer by doing a few things.
- Avoiding direct contact with trick-or-treaters
- Giving out treats outdoors, if possible.
- Setting up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to pick up.
- Washing hands before handling treats.
- Wearing a mask.
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Trunk-or-Treating is still viewed as a risky activity by the SCHD, due to the same social distancing concerns.
Certain Halloween activities are still not permitted by the health department.
Some activities considered safe by the SCHD are online parties/contest, drive-by events, drive-in movies, yard decorating and outdoor activities.
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