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DALLAS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE GUIDANCE FOR HALLOWEEN AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

Updated: 9 hours ago


UNSAFE AND NOT RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES:

Halloween gatherings, events, or parties with non-household

members. THIS INCLUDES BARS – Remember, the fewer people

you interact with, the more you limit your exposure.


Carnivals, festivals, live entertainment, and haunted house

attractions – Even when outdoors, these events require close contact

with others and frequent close contact for staff working at those

events. Restrict public gatherings to fewer than 10 people for outdoor

activities and require physical distancing of at least 6 feet between

people and use of facial coverings. Costume masks are not sufficient.


Door-to-door trick or treating - It is difficult to maintain proper

physical distancing on porches and at front doors, and sharing food is

risky whether reaching into a shared candy bowl or being given candy

by hand.


“Trunk or Treat” events - Where children go from car to car instead

of door to door to receive treats. Even though it is outside,

it is difficult to avoid crowding and contamination in candy bowls.





INSTEAD, DALLAS COUNTY EXPERTS RECOMMEND

OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR HAVING FUN AND ENJOYING

HALLOWEEN WHILE PROTECTING YOUR HEALTH:


Online parties/contests such as costume or pumpkin carving.


Car parades where individuals do not congregate outside vehicles.

Individuals in vehicles should be within households.


Halloween movie nights at home or drive-in theaters, which must

comply with the public health drive-in movie theater guidance.


Halloween-themed meals at home or OUTDOOR seating at

restaurants that comply with the safety protocols such as universal

masking, physical distancing between parties/tables.


Dressing up homes and yards with Halloween-themed decorations.

Scavenger hunt-style candy searches around your home or

yard with household members.






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