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Tips for Staying Safe this Halloween

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Below is a list, created by the Cambridge Public Health Department, of safe ways to celebrate Halloween this year.

Celebrating outside is always safer than being inside. If you are in an indoor space that is not your own home, please remember to wear a mask. A Halloween costume mask is not a substitute for a mask that protects you from COVID-19. Figure out a spooky way to wear both safely!

Safer Activities

  • Go door-to-door trick-or-treating in small groups. Avoid large crowds
  • Decorate your house, apartment, or living space
  • Visit a local farm to pick a pumpkin and go on hayrides or tractor rides.
  • Host an outdoor party or picnic.
  • Watch scary movies inside with your own household or in your backyard with family and friends.
  • Host a virtual Halloween party or an online costume competition.

At this time, we discourage indoor parties with people who do not live in your household. If you do plan to go to a party, consider wearing a more effective mask (for example, KN-95) and ask for windows to be open to help with ventilation.

The health department strongly urges eligible residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster, as well as the yearly flu vaccine. You can learn more about celebrating the holidays safely at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Page was posted on 10/13/2021 3:13 PM
Page was last modified on 7/25/2023 12:31 AM
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