WORCESTER, Mass. — The City of Worcester is prohibiting door-to-door trick-or-treating this year to curb the spread of coronavirus, the city announced Friday.
The decision to ban the annual Halloween tradition was made because the city “remains at high risk for the transmission of COVID-19,” city officials said in a Facebook post.
Door-to-door trick-or-treating has been deemed as a high-risk activity for Halloween this year per guidelines set forth by the federal Centers for Disease Control.
The CDC lists alternative activities to observe and enjoy the holiday without putting yourself and others at risk.
Lower-risk activities for Halloween include carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them, decorating your house, apartment, or living space or having a virtual Halloween costume contest, according to the CDC.
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