Safe Trick or Treating during COVID-19

Michelle Mak Community, COVID-19, Daily Life

This year, Halloween will be slightly different. With COVID-19 still looming around, trick-or-treating will also be a bit different. The following are some tips from the Government of Alberta on how to have a ‘spooky safe’ Halloween.


  • Choose costumes that allow your child to wear a non-medical mask. For children who are wearing a Halloween mask, they can wear a mask underneath as long as they can see and breathe comfortably.
  • Go only with family or cohort members
  • Stay in your community
  • Carry hand sanitizer
  • If you can, knock instead of pushing doorbells
  • Wait until you’re home and have washed your hands before handling candy.

Handing out candy

  • Print posters from to hang in your window or place on your door to let trick-or-treaters know if you’re handing out treats this year or not.
  • Wear a mask and use tongs or a grabber to hand out treats.
  • Hand out candy from the driveway, open garage, or lawn instead of your front door.

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