Halloween Safety Tips

October 16, 2020 at 5:47 am

Staying safe while enjoying the festivities.

Whatever trick or treat looks like for you and your family this Halloween, here are a few tips to make it safe and fun for everyone.

Check out the list below and additional recommended safety tips from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

Trick-or-Treaters
What would Halloween be without costumes and candy? While you are safely and responsibly enjoying the evening and keeping your distance, keep these physical distancing practices in mind.

  • Stay home if sick
  • Trick-or-treat outdoors with people you live with
  • Remain 6 feet apart from people who are not in your household
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose (even under/over your Halloween mask)
  • Hand sanitize (with sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol) frequently while out, especially during
  • Key times like before eating or after coughing/sneezing
  • Wash your hands as soon as you return home

Homeowners
The traditional Halloween decorations might look a little different this year. Check out these tips to create a safe celebration setup for your neighborhood ghosts and monsters.

  • Do not hand out candy if you are sick
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose
  • Take the Safe House pledge and register as an official Halloween Safe House
  • Use duct tape to mark 6-foot lines in front of your home and leading to you driveway/front door
  • Position a distribution table between yourself and trick-or-treaters
  • Distribute candy on a disinfected table to eliminate direct contact
  • Wash hands often
  • For additional safety tips, visit the CDPHE website.

We thank you for safely and responsibly celebrating this tradition.

Happy Halloween.