Dr. Deena Hinshaw reminded Albertans Thursday that 2020 is not the year to host a typical Halloween party.
The province has seen increases in COVID-19 cases after every holiday so far this year, and she urged residents to be wise when choosing how to celebrate Halloween.
“For Edmonton and Calgary specifically: remember there is a mandatory 15 person limit for social gatherings, including parties,” she said.
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For trick-or-treating, Hinshaw reminded families and children to stick to their household groups, and wear a face mask underneath their costume.
Those who are feeling sick should not go out or hand out candy.
But Hinshaw gave the green light to a few pandemic-safe Halloween activities: carving pumpkins, watching scary movies, and eating candy (and brushing your teeth after).
“We’re all still in this together,” she said.