Here's some safety tips for Halloween this year from the Health Agent:
- Enjoy Halloween activities outside rather than indoors
- Place “grab and go” bagged treats outside of the home on the porch or front steps rather than the traditional candy distribution
- Consider leaving hand sanitizer outside by the treats
- Wear a mask or face covering
- Maintain 6 feet of physical distance from participants who are not of the same household
- Participant in large gatherings
- Hand out treats if you:
- Feel unwell
- Have tested positive for COVID-19
- Have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
- Are self-isolating after traveling out of state
Remember, all activities are subject to the current gathering size limits put in place by Governor Baker’s Office.
Additionally, all activities are subject to follow the sector-specific workplace safety standards. Examples of this include haunted houses (even those in private homes), hayrides, and other fall activities. Haunted houses that are unstaffed or those without performers are subject to the indoor recreation protocols and should limit the group sizes to 10 people at a time. Haunted houses with performers are subject to the performance venue protocols and should limit the group sizes to 10 people at a time. Sector-specific workplace standards can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/resource/reopening-sector-specific-protocols-and-be...
For more information related to Halloween during COVID-19 please visit: https://www.mass.gov/news/halloween-during-covid-19
If you have questions regarding Halloween safety this year, call or email the Board of Health Office for more information.