CDPHE offers tips for a safe Halloween amid COVID-19

Posted at 12:37 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 16:18:22-04

DENVER — Halloween will be here sooner than you think — and that means preparing for another holiday amid a pandemic.

Colorado health officials on Wednesday offered several tips for celebrating Halloween, with one common theme: Families can still have fun, if certain precautions are taken.

The state is not issuing a recommendation against door-to-door trick-or-treating, though officials strongly encouraged residents to find ways to maintain social distancing during trick-or-treating.

The state's recommended protocols will depend on the state's level of COVID-19 spread.

If cases uptick into severe territory, then fully virtual celebrations and activities will be recommended.

If the spread of COVID-19 maintains its current status, the state's recommendations include small get-togethers, limiting trick-or-treating to neighborhoods and maintaining social distancing.

"The old classic door-to-door [trick-or-treating] may not be the right thing for every community," Dr. Chris Nyquist said.

Here are the recommendations state health officials presented Wednesday: