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Carrie Pinasco - 10/1/2020 9:12:16 PM
COVID-19 - Halloween Guidelines from IDPH - October 1, 2020
IDPH, Chicago Issue Halloween Guidance
On Wednesday, the Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) issued guidance concerning Halloween festivities. IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike says the safest way to celebrate is to stay home and plan virtual gatherings. But recognizing “some who will choose to gather together anyway, and instead of denying that reality, we are issuing guidance and recommendations for safer ways to celebrate together in person.”
IDPH says both trick-or-treaters and those passing out candy should wear masks and maintain a six-foot distance at all times. IDPH also recommends that anyone who has COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone who has COVID-19 not participate in any in-person Halloween activities.
It will be important for everyone to check the local restrictions within their communities.  We want everyone to be safe while celebrating the holiday.