As we get closer to the first holiday we’re able to celebrate safely, we want to make it just that…SAFE. WCHX wants to make sure you and your immediate family can celebrate, have fun, but also stay away from the risk of COVID-19.

Here are some tips on how to celebrate Halloween this year, straight from the CDC. For more information and further tips, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

  • Host outdoor activities rather than indoor activities as much as possible. If hosting an outdoor event is not possible, and you choose to host an indoor event, avoid crowded, poorly ventilated, or fully enclosed indoor spaces. Increase ventilation by opening windows and doors to the extent that is safe and feasible based on the weather.
  • Wear a mask at all times when around people who don’t live in your household to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet or more from people you don’t live with. Be particularly mindful in areas where it may harder to keep this distance, such as restrooms and eating areas.
  • Avoid singing, chanting, or shouting, especially when not wearing a mask and within 6 feet of others.
  • Do not use a costume mask (such as for Halloween) as a substitute for a cloth mask unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers your mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around your face.
  • Do not wear a costume mask over a cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
  • Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces and any shared items between use when feasible. Use EPA-approved disinfectants
  • Use touchless garbage cans if available. Use gloves when removing garbage bags or handling and disposing of trash. Wash hands after removing gloves.

Happy Halloween, and