Plan for a COVID-friendly Halloween. If you trick-or-treat, do so with people you live with, social distance from others, wear a mask and use hand sanitizer. Homeowners should wear masks, distance themselves from trick-or-treaters, wash hands often and not hand out candy if they are sick.
Avoid crowded indoor costume parties, indoor haunted houses, and hayrides with people not in your household.
Safe alternatives for Halloween activities:
Carving pumpkins with members of your household
Designing your own costumes
Holding a virtual costume contest
Going on a Halloween scavenger hunt
Trick-or-treating around the house
Community events - includes Drive Thru Trick or Treat at the Derby Police Department from 6-9 p.m. on Halloween
Moderate risk activities include small, outdoor costume parades, socially distanced outdoor costume parties, pumpkin patches and trick-or-treating with individually-wrapped goodie bags for children to grab. Guidelines are offered by the CDC and the Halloween & Costume Association.