Lafayette Parish Halloween Safety Guidance

HALLOWEEN SAFETY GUIDANCE – As the cool air fills Acadiana and October begins, many are eagerly making Halloween preparations and wondering how things may look a little different this year. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has deemed traditional trick-or-treating a high-risk activity. Lafayette Parish officials would like to offer the following safety guidance to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while trick-or-treating.

• Don’t wear gloves when handing out candy. Offer pre-wrapped goody bags or sanitize hands in between house visits.

• Do not participate in Halloween festivities if you are feeling ill.

• Only Trick-or-Treat with members of your household and within your own neighborhood, if possible.

• Halloween masks are not a substitute for real masks. Please ensure that proper face coverings are worn while out in public.

• Avoid activities in which germs can spread easily such as bobbing for apples or close-quartered haunted houses.

• Consider alternatives to Trick or Treating such as CDC’s Zombie Survival Scavenger Hunt or Drive-Thru Trick or Treating

• Recognize official Halloween times as 6:00 to 8:00 PM For more information on Halloween Safety: CDC Halloween Guidance


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