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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Dallas County Public Health Committee Releases Guidelines for a Safe Halloween

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Halloween has always been a great time to get together, dress up, and go trick-or-treating.  This year requires extra measures to keep you and your little ghosts and goblins safe, but still have a fun time.  Here are a few guidelines that the Dallas County Public Health Committee has released in this advisory: 

  • Gatherings with non-household members should be fewer than ten (10) people, and maintain the 6-foot social distancing from one another to limit your exposure.
  • Wear face coverings. Halloween masks are not sufficient to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Trick-or-treating and other like activities are considered unsafe as it is very difficult to prevent the spread of germs from handling candy and other fun prizes.
  • Try virtual events such as online costume fashion shows and contests.
  • Organize a car parade for your neighborhood.
  • Decorate your yard for the holiday.
  • create a scavenger hunt or treasure hunt around the house for treats and prizes for your your children.
  • DON'T FORGET! The HP Library has several virtual activities, crafts, and story times during the month of October, so be sure to check out the Library's calendar of events.

DCHD Guidance on Halloween and Related Activities
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