CDC provides guidelines to celebrate Halloween safely

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.

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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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