Trick or Treating and COVID-19

Trick or Treating and COVID-19

For families who will not be taking part in traditional trick-or-treating, the city will be hosting a Halloween Haunted Havoc drive thru at Pine Woods Park on Saturday, October 24 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Below are the CDC recommendations. The costume mask will not be enough protection from COVID-19.

If you are at an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, stay home.

Having trunk-or-treat where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in large parking lots.

All gatherings, regardless of the space they're in, must be created to ensure that people from differing households maintain social distancing measures of 6-feet.

Canada's top public doctor says there's no need to cancel Halloween this year - as long as trick-or-treaters respect the new realities of the pandemic.

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Participating in one-way trick-or-treating where individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance (such as at the end of a driveway or at the edge of a yard).

Attending a costume party held outdoors where protective masks are used and people can remain more than 6 feet apart. Instead, they say to consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.

"I think we can appreciate it would be a very hard thing to (ban trick-or-treating) across the city of 4 million, but we're hoping - just like with masks, just like with physical distancing, just like washing your hands and everything else - that people won't, " Garcetti said.

Consider a neighborhood costume parade - "it's an easy way to keep safe space between children", they stated.

"You may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice that social gathering, unless you're pretty certain that the people that you're dealing with are not infected", he said.

With the announcement that Halloween in Quebec is a (partial) go, all trick-or-treaters, from the children walking the streets to the people giving out candy, will need to remember a couple of rules.

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