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Guidance for Celebrating Halloween

On October 1, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and Kentucky Public Health issued Guidance for Celebrating Halloween designed to curb the spread of COVID-19.  This document provides guidance for parents and guardians, community members, and operators of events and attractions on ways to lower risks and, if trick-or-treating is permitted, tips on doing it safely:

  • Place individually wrapped candy outside on the porch, driveway, or table.
  • Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from anyone not within your household.
  • Always wear a face covering. Halloween masks DO NOT count as a face covering.
  • Clean hands before and after touching the wrapped candy.
  • Trick-or-treat in family groups and don’t congregate in large groups.
  • Trick-or-treat in your own neighborhood and do not travel to other neighborhoods.

This guidance is also summarized in a one-page document entitled Celebrate Halloween Safely

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