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Trick or treating in the time of Covid-19

It’s still a month before Halloween, but families are already asking the burning question: Trick or treat? Yes? No? Maybe?

You may not like the answer from Public Health Seattle and King County spokesperson Sharon Bogan.

“I’m sorry I couldn’t give the ‘go for it’ that parents want after a very, very stressful year," Bogan said.

Bogan says, unfortunately, the safest thing families can do is avoid gatherings, and to avoid door-to-door trick or treating. But she says there are low-risk activities that still celebrate Halloween.

“In my household, we’ll be buying some candy and we’ll be putting some candy bags together to be able to surprise our neighbors and leave some candy there.”

And if you really want to give out candy, don’t put them in a bowl. Find safer ways to hand it out.

Check here for more guidance on how to safely celebrate Halloween from the health department.