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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2020
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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Kids, families and businesses have had to approach a number of traditions and favorite pastimes differently this year. That will continue with fall and winter holidays ahead, particularly with Halloween quickly approaching.
Similar to tips released by the Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Snohomish Health District recommends opting for household-only and/or virtual activities. From scavenger hunts or movie marathons, to costume or pumpkin carving contests online, sticking with ghouls and goblins at home is best.
Traditional trick-or-treating is considered a high-risk activity for COVID-19 transmission and is discouraged by public health officials. For those going trick-or-treating, remember to:
For those passing out candy:
For businesses, organizations or neighborhoods:
While indoor haunted houses, trick-or-treating on Main Street, and Halloween parties aren’t happening, there are still fun ways to celebrate safely. There are many u-pick farms, pumpkin patches and corn mazes in Snohomish County that have activities being offered following the Safe Start’s agritourism guidance.
The Health District has also created some coloring pages and a “Healthy Halloween Countdown” for download. They can be found online at www.snohd.org/558/Activities, and more activities and resources will be added over time.
The community is encouraged to help prevent the spread of illness and to support the response to this outbreak by staying informed and sharing reliable information. This is a very fluid situation and information will be updated at www.snohd.org/covid and the Health District’s social media channels.