Dr. Bonnie Henry has revealed more details about how Halloween can be safely celebrated this year while prioritizing COVID-19 guidelines.
In a press conference earlier this week, Henry said that she has been working nationally on Halloween guidelines, which she expects to be completed and shared in BC soon.
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“The things that we are looking at is you know we cannot have those big parties where lots of people are getting together whether it’s young people partying in costumes or the trick-or-treating. So we have advice to people about how to do that in a safe way,” she stated.
This means that scaled-down celebrations should take place outside in small groups. Henry added that treats should be pre-packaged so that children are able to safely receive them one at a time.
Henry said folks will have to tailor their Halloween fun in a way that “doesn’t bring people together inside.”
Henry pointed out that a positive part of Halloween is that masks are often worn with costumes, “so we would encourage that as well,” she said.