Massachusetts DPH offers tips for a safe Halloween

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) — The state’s Department of Public Health is urging Massachusetts residents to follow Halloween safety advice to limit the risk of COVID-19 exposure.

Here are some tips that they recommend:

  • Try setting up events virtually or outdoors with social distancing
  • Avoid any indoor parties outside of your household
  • Opt for one-way trick or treating with treats placed outside as a “grab-and-go” while maintaining social distancing

One local parent and her daughter said that they plan to have a small outdoor get-together to celebrate Halloween.

“We are going to invite a few people,” said Aalyyah Figueroa of Chicopee. “We are going to play outside because we have a really big back yard.”

Aalyyah’s mom, Holly Grandbois, added they’ll have, “food and snacks and some games.”

The DPH also says that a costume mask is not a substitute for a face mask or face covering.

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