Tips for a Safe Halloween

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate Halloween this year, our priority is the health and safety of our community.  Washington State Department of Health has helpful guidelines for a safer Halloween:

  • Wear a cloth face covering.  Make sure the face covering fits snugly over your nose and mouth.
  • Avoid confined spaces.  Outdoor activities are safer than indoor activities.  If participating in an outdoor event is not possible, and you choose to attend an indoor event, avoid crowded, poorly ventilated, and fully enclosed indoor spaces.  Increase ventilation by opening windows and doors to the extent that is safe and feasible based on the weather.
  • Avoid close contact with people outside of your household.  Stay at least 6 feet away from all other people who are not part of your own household.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often.  Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.  If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Stay home if you are sick or were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19.  If you are sick, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, stay home and away from others.

For additional information from the Department of Health about Halloween safety, click here.