CDC issues new guidance on Halloween

Trick-or-treating, indoor haunted houses, costume parties and "trunk or treating" are among the activities the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deemed "higher risk."
2:52 | 09/23/20

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Gonna turn out to RG MA cover story and the effect cove at nineteen could have on Halloween celebrations. The CDC has just released the safety guidelines for the holiday arrow Russia have more on that for us this morning good morning area. Hey good morning to you Robin as you know so many families look forward to trick or treating and those who keep celebrations this time of year but now the pandemic could put many of those time honored traditions. On caught the CDC is now out with new guidance about how to keep your family safe this Halloween. Costumes and candy and cove it. A spooky combination. Some already getting creative with ways to keep their distance like this zip fighting goats that delivers candy. And this kid Shia potentially keeping triggered streeters from the door. LA county and a suburb of Chicago now not recommending Halloween and this town in New Hampshire cancel it altogether. The CDC issuing its guidance on Halloween activities breaking it down into high moderate and low risk so parents can plan ahead. Under high risk the CDC recommends avoiding indoor haunted houses. Fall festivals and hay rides with people outside of their household and trick or treating. Yes that means avoiding the door to door tradition. People who are from house whole house holding GGH with people we all that mobility in aggregation. People. That increased opportunities for our chance mission. Some activities with moderate risk participating in one way trick or treating individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families are grabbing go. Or attending an outdoor socially distance costume party with protective masks. So what's low risk carving or decorating pumpkins outside at a safe distance with friends. A virtual costume contest or a scavenger hunt for candy with just the members of your household. Experts say sticking to these low risk activities is essential to stopping the spread. We don't want how will need to be this massive transmission. That's where we bring always she's got together today of course free menu cheese is ultimately. Each user a movement she used the Sierra prevention works. And it CDC says remember a cost to mask is not a substitute for protective face coverings or your gonna want a plan your costumes accordingly and never put one of these. Over cost to mask it can make it hard to breathe. Robin we don't have to kill all the fun this Halloween just head over to the CDC website for more of them low risk activities. Aerial think you and you can also find more on how to stay safe this Halloween. On our web site as well Good Morning America dot com thanks again area.

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