Halloween Guidelines Announced – How to Stay Safe During the Pandemic


While the global pandemic has postponed many events, one thing we don’t have to lose is Halloween. With the holiday on its way, the Halloween and Costume Association together with the Harvard Global Health Institute have announced the tools and resources you and your loved ones need to celebrate safely.

How safe is your area?

The posted guidelines break down the COVID-19 risk levels for each county in the United States. By using the interactive map, you can discover your county’s level of risk. Depending on your county’s risk color code (green, yellow, orange, or red) you can learn more about all the recommended ways to celebrate the holiday.

Social Distancing Guidelines

Regardless of your county’s color code, the Halloween and Costume Association provides additional general guidelines for everyone looking to celebrate the holiday. Here are some of their recommendations:

  • If you are sick, stay home from trick-or-treating and don’t hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.
  • For trick-or-treaters and homeowners, wear a face mask covering both your mouth and nose.
  • Bring hand sanitizer and use it frequently while trick-or-treating.
  • Trick-or-treat with people you live with and stay 6 feet apart from people that aren’t in your household.

Your partners at Regan Zambri & Long PLLC hope these guidelines help you stay safe and enjoy the upcoming holiday.