SCHD list 5 ways to make Trick-or-Treating safer

SCHD list 5 ways to make Trick-or-Treating safer
Shelby County Health Department releases new guidlines on Tirck-or-Treating (Stock)

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.

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  • 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.

Some activities considered safe by the SCHD are online parties/contest, drive-by events, drive-in movies, yard decorating and outdoor activities.