MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services has put together recommendations to stay healthy and prevent COVID-19 spread in the community ahead of Halloween this year.
In-person parties, trick-or-treating and large outdoor gatherings still increases the risk of spreading and contracting COVID-19 and are discouraged, according to a release.
Even though being outdoors can decrease the risk of infection, being in close contact with people you don’t live with increases the risk of spreading and contracting COVID-19.
The DHS has ideas to keep the widely-celebrated fall holiday fun this year:
- Celebrate with fewer people, in-person or more people online
- Hold a virtual costume contest with family and friends and rate each other's costumes
- Ramp up the at-home decoration and watch scary movies with your household
- Rally your neighbors to create a drive-thru haunted house experience
For trick-or-treaters, make individual grab bags or fill paper cups with candies outside your door for kids to take.
One Ohio man even created a candy chute down his porch banister to make sure Halloween is a contact-less experience for all.
For more information on how to safely make the most out of Halloween this year, visit the DHS website.