CDC recommends trick-or-treaters and those handing out candy take some precautions this Halloween

Wear masks, avoid large crowds

What safety precautions kids can take this Halloween
What safety precautions kids can take this Halloween

DETROIT – As October approaches, families are wondering what trick-or-treating might look like this Halloween due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The CDC is giving more of a green light this year, while still recommending some common-sense safety measures.

The CDC recommends trick-or-treating outside in small groups and avoiding crowded indoor Halloween parties.

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Beaumont pediatrician Dr. Hannan Alsahlani echoes the CDC’s recommendations.

“As a mother of four daughters myself, it was great to see that the recommendation was out there,” Alsahlani said. “That’s a great step in the right direction as long as it’s done in a responsible and safe way.”

Last year some families opted to put tables on their lawns to give out candy. This year there is a COVID vaccine available -- but since young kids can’t get vaccinated, trick or treaters going door-to-door and those handing out candy should consider wearing masks.

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