Health Unit Asks Trick Or Treaters To Use Public Health Guidelines
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) says following public health safety measures will help ensure that you and your loved ones have fun, and enjoy a safe Halloween.
The health unit says that whether you are going trick-or-treating or choosing to give out treats, follow public health safety precautions to help protect against spreading COVID-19. These precautions include not handing out candy, or going trick or treating if you are sick, even with mild symptoms.
The health unit advises people to be outdoors as much as possible and if indoors, maintain physical distancing, or wear a face covering.
If you are giving out treats, keep interactions with trick-or-treaters short and encourage them to move along after receiving their treat, wash your hands frequently and do not participate in Halloween festivities if you have symptoms.
Indoor social gatherings are limited to 25 people and 100 people outdoors under Ontario’s Step 3 of the Roadmap to Reopen.