Trick-or-treating is safety risk, county says

COVID-19 won't spook away trick-or-treating if safety rules followed: health officers

COVID-19 won't spook away trick-or-treating if safety rules followed: health officers

While, at a provincial level, Legault and his colleagues in public health didn't mention anything about potentially further restricting Halloween or cancelling trick-or-treating at a later date, at least one municipality has already acted to do so.

Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick's chief medical officer, told reporters at her daily news conference today that no door-to-door trick-or-treating will be permitted in regions of the province now in the orange phase of recovery. While some isolated counties might have low enough rates to approximate a normal year, most cities are considering what interpretations of holiday traditions can still be safely celebrated.

While Governor Andrew Cuomo has permitted trick-or-treating in the state, mayor Arthur Pappas points out that the CDC recommends against door-to-door activities this Halloween.

According to WGRZ, North Tonawanda residents are being asked by officials to stay in their neighborhood and only knock on doors of family and friends, if they decide to go out for trick-or-treating on Halloween this year.

Below are the CDC recommendations.

Chinese diplomat warns Canada against granting asylum to Hong Kong democracy protesters
Meng, who is now facing trial in the case, is also the daughter of Chinese telecom giant Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei. China and Canada are marking 50 years since they forged diplomatic ties - but those relations are deeply strained.

When it comes to going home-to-home for trick-or-treating, Sterling said be sure to wear a mask when around people who are not part of your household.

Traveling to a rural fall festival that is not in your community if you live in an area with community spread of COVID-19.

Tam advised parents and kids to maintain physical distancing while trick-or-treating outside, to stick to pre-packaged treats and to have hand sanitizer readily available.

MDHHS encouraged residents to host virtual Halloween parties instead of in-person.

With the announcement that Halloween in Quebec is a (partial) go, all trick-or-treaters, from the children walking the streets to the people giving out candy, will need to remember a couple of rules.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.