As COVID-19 cases steadily decline, kids in Ontario will be allowed to go trick-or-treating this Halloween. As families walk door-to-door, officials are asking them not to sing or shout for treats and to build face coverings into their costumes. The new set of guidelines were released earlier this month and here is what you should know before you head out.
Officials are recommending children stay home if they experience symptoms of COVID-19. If kids participate in Halloween festivities they should partake in more outdoor activities. The officials want children to wear a proper face covering or a mask while going out. They have also repeatedly said that any costume mask is not a substitute for a face covering.
They recommend “being creative” and building the face-covering into the costume because it may be difficult to breathe with two masks. The guideline states “Use hand sanitizer often, especially before and after handling your face covering, after touching frequently touched surfaces, when you arrive home from trick-or-treating, and before and after handling or eating treats,”
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