BOSTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging those celebrating Halloween to do so safely as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on. While the agency urges people not to attend big parties, they say trick-or-treating is safe, with some precautions.
The CDC suggests incorporating a cloth mask into your costume; a costume mask alone isn’t sufficient to prevent the spread of the virus. Masks should not be worn by children under the age of two or those who have trouble breathing.
Besides the everyday guidelines of social distancing, avoiding contact and good handwashing, the agency also encourages those handing out candy to put treats in individually wrapped bags at a table or station outside.
Nixsa Nunez told Boston 25 News she’ll be taking her 6-year-old son Nathaniel Pimentel trick-or-treating.
“I think I can celebrate safely,” Nunez said. “As long as they practice wearing masks and keeping six feet away, I think we’ll be okay.”
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