CDC warns against door-to-door trick-or-treating

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against door-to-door trick-or-treating this year as a way to avoid increased coronavirus transmission.

“Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses,” the CDC guidance said. “There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween.”

Instead of typical door-to-door trick-or-treating, the agency recommended several “low-risk” substitutions, such as organizing a “scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search” for members of the same household, holding a virtual costume contest, hosting a household Halloween movie night, or carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends.

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