Province puts out guidelines for COVID-19 safe Halloween

Health experts believe for the sake of kids’ mental well-being, Halloween should not be cancelled but instead, be creative in making new traditions that will make everyone enjoy the holiday.

The government of Manitoba put out some reminders so everyone will have a spooktacular time while keeping safe as follows:

• Trick-or-treat with people from your family household to limit
non-household contacts.
• Anyone over the age of two should wear a non-medical
mask. Consider making it a part of or wear it underneath your
Halloween costume.
• Keep your distance from other groups. Take turns and wait
until any group ahead is gone.
• Knock or call “trick-or-treat” instead of pushing doorbells.
• Use hand sanitizer often while out and clean your hands after
handling candy treats you bring home.
• Stay home if you or anyone in your household isn’t feeling well.
If you start to feel unwell, return home as soon as possible.
Handing out candy:
• Do not hand out candy if anyone in your household isn’t feeling
well or is isolating.
• Wear a non-medical mask while handing out candy.
• Hand out pre-packaged candy and use tong to help keep a distance

All in all, consider activities that allow people to continue to maintain physical distancing. Pumpkin carving with individual tools, costume parade, Haunted Houses/Ghost Tours/Corn Mazes/Pumpkin Patches may be permitted, depending on local restrictions under current public health orders and the Pandemic Response System. 

(SOURCE: Government of Manitoba website COVID-19 guidelines on Safe Halloween)

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