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Although celebrating holidays has looked much different this year, it does not mean that we cannot have a fang-tastic Halloween. The community is encouraged to celebrate safely to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Celebrating safely includes contactless trick-or-treating, wearing a mask and limiting indoor gatherings.
Homeowners can participate in contactless trick-or-treating by leaving individually wrapped candy bags at the end of a driveway or at the edge of a yard—or making a Halloween candy chute so candy can be slid down to trick-or-treaters while staying physically distant.
To inform trick-or-treaters which households will be participating in contactless trick-or-treating, the Health Department encourages decorating with the color purple—whether that be painting a purple pumpkin, using purple lightbulbs or decorating the front door.
More purple decoration suggestions as well as other ideas for lower risk alternatives to traditional Halloween activities can be found at: health.springfieldmo.gov/holidaytips
The Health Department also urges individuals to practice the ‘three Ws’ while celebrating:
Additional resources included on the Halloween Tips page are:
Inquiries from the public can be made by contacting the Health Department’s call center at (417) 874-1211 or by email at email@example.com.
Please note that the contact number for media inquiries has changed. Media may now contact the Health Department PIO Team by call or text at 417-380-2556 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org..
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