CONNECTICUT — Connecticut residents have missed out or had to modify graduation, 4th of July and other celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic and many are wondering what Halloween will bring.
Halloween this year falls on a coveted Saturday so there isn’t the rush to get kids home from school, dinner completed and costumes adorned.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health will release its own guidance soon, said Gov. Ned Lamont. He said during a radio interview that he was more in favor of candy being left at the front steps so homeowners can keep a distance.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an advisory that door trick-or-treating is a high risk activity, as are trunk-or-treat events. Moderate risk activities include, "...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.)”
The CDC also advises that typical Halloween masks won’t help stop the spread of the coronavirus unless they are made out of a two-layer fabric. Facemasks shouldn’t be used under a Halloween costume mask because it can make it difficult for the wearer to breathe.
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