Michigan health officials make recommendations regarding Halloween celebrations
“The way we celebrate Halloween in Michigan will be different this year due to COVID-19,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun. Participate in one-way trick-or-treating and guide children to stay to the right to ensure social distancing. A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute for a cloth mask. Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask if wearing both causes difficulty breathing. You can visit halloween2020.org to find safe activities and ways to celebrate Halloween this year based on levels of COVID-19 risks in your area.
What Halloween activities are safe amid COVID-19 pandemic?
DETROIT – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its guidelines for celebrating Halloween and it lists trick-or-treating as a high risk for COVID-19 exposure. It specifies that people need to wear masks and costume masks don’t count. Low risk activities include decorating pumpkins at home or activities like a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt. READ: CDC lists Halloween trick-or-treating as high risk for COVID-19Breanna Williams and her son, Branden, said they’re taking precautions and that trick-or-treating can be done safely. The CDC guidelines are just that -- guidelines.