Can Kids Trick Or Treat? Here’s What The CDC Says

October 12, 2021 1:48 pm Published by

With Halloween just a few weeks away and as we are still in a global pandemic parents are asking some of the same questions they did last year, is trick or treating safe?

According the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) trick or treating this year can happen if safety steps are taken by both the trick or treaters and the neighbors who are handing out candy. If you like to participate in this annual holiday tradition, flip your front light on and follow these guidelines.

  • Keep a safe, 6-feet distance from trick or treaters at all times
  • Always step outside to hand out treats – do not invite trick or treaters into your home
  • Provide individually wrapped or bagged treats for trick or treaters
  • Wash your hands before touching the treats
  • Wear a mask when you answer the door

Following these simple steps can help keep you and the trick or treaters knocking on your door safe this Halloween.

If you are a trick or treater many of the same safety precautions apply to you as well. Here is how you should show off your Avengers costume this year.

  • Wear a mask. Making your mask a part of your costumer is a great way to stay safe while also staying in character
  • Use hand sanitizer if you come in contact with your neighbor or a railing/doorbell/doorknob
  • Always stay six feet apart. When you ring the doorbell step back away from the door to give the person answering the door space to come out and give you a treat

We can do Halloween this year in a safe and healthy way. As long as trick or treaters and neighbors are following these safety guidelines it will feel like just another Halloween, although maybe a little special after the last few years.