How to celebrate Halloween safely without ruining all the fun

An expert’s advice on how to make the most out of trick-or-treating whether or not your family is vaccinated.

Apparently, Dr. Fauci says so! ICYMI: During last Sunday’s “State of the Union,” he kept his Halloween message simple: “Go out there and enjoy it.”

Until the glorious day comes where masks come off indoors, can we get a drum roll please for festive costumes, candy and creepy crawlers ahead?

Whether your family is vaccinated or not, you can still get ahead on those “safer than sorry” Halloween convos. Some do’s and don’ts from CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen:

  • Do keep your trick or treating outdoors as much as possible. Choose wrapped candies and place them in kids’ baskets vs. having them reach into a communal bowl
  • Don’t enter someone else’s house, elevators or hallways as that increases the risk. If you do, be sure to wear a mask to reduce the spread.
  • Do encourage unvaccinated kids from indoor parties, dances or a haunted house, and opt instead for activities in parks or other outdoor settings.
  • Don’t go to a Halloween party without asking these questions: are people going to be vaccinated for the most part? Will it be indoors or outdoors? If indoors, will windows be open and people spaced out?

Written by Tiffany Wen

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