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CDC sets new guidance discouraging Halloween activities

Health agency recommends no trick-or-treating

Kids out trick-or-treating for Halloween.
Kids out trick-or-treating for Halloween. (Pexels)

This next bit of news is definitely no treat for anyone.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging people to stay away from most of the fun activities connected to Halloween.

They recommend:

  • No trick-or-treating
  • No costume masks
  • No indoor costume parties or haunted houses

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As you can probably guess, the health agency points to the pandemic as the reason why.

They say those are all high-risk activities.

They do suggest some low-risk activities like carving pumpkins and decorating your home.

The CDC also says you could have outdoor scavenger hunts, virtual costume contests or host a movie night with those who live with you.