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Tips for Trick-or-Treating safely this Halloween

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Halloween is Saturday, and the haunted holiday is going to be a bit different this year, but the CDC has some guidelines for celebrating the spooky spectacle.

 

Trick-or-Treat in Bristol Bay

The Center for Disease Control suggests that potential ghouls and goblins out for trick-or-treat should avoid direct contact with others while hunting for sweets. 

Providers of goodies should try to give out treats outdoors if possible. Setting up stations with individual bagged treats is one option to help kids stay separated and safe.

Wear cloth masks instead of costume coverings

Witches and warlocks are also encouraged to wear  cloth masks while trick-or-treating. Spooky masks are a Halloween staple, but the CDC says that will not be enough. Instead, make a cloth mask part of the costume. Avoid wearing a costume mask over a cloth mask, since it can make breathing difficult. Masks should not be worn by children under the age of two years old or those who have trouble breathing.

Dillingham's city and school district recommend following the CDC guidelines while celebrating. 

Contact the author at tyler@kdlg.org or 907-842-2200.