Halloween 2020…Is It Cancelled in Connecticut?

October 31, 2020
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As the state of Connecticut continues to battle an uptick of Covid-19 infections, many families still want to have the right to enjoy and celebrate Halloween like they always have.  Although the government cannot legally cancel the “un-official” holiday of Halloween, the state is strongly advising against large events, celebrations, and no trick-or-treating outside the household.  CT officials have set guidelines based on the CDC safety recommendations.  They are asking residents to follow these guidelines to keep all Connecticut families and communities safe from the spread of Covid-19.

According to the Connecticut State Department of Health website, we have listed below some of the guidelines to follow.

To comply with the safety guidelines, it is best to Avoid the following Events:

  • Gatherings and parties of 25 people or more inside, or outdoors exceeding 150 people. This can lead to fines up to $500.
  • Any sort of Halloween parade where social distancing cannot be practiced
  • Haunted houses and other activities where there may be crowds of people

If you and your family are planning to trick-or-treat, keep in mind the following tips:

  • It is advised not to trick-or-treat with anyone outside of your household.
  • Parents should limit the number of houses their children visit
  • Keep a safe distance of six feet apart
  • Remember to wear an adequate face covering at all times
  • For residents who are handing out candy, make sure that you sanitize your hands before and during handling candy.
  • Keep a safe distance and wear a face covering when interacting with tick-or-treaters.

To view the entire list, visit the Connecticut State Public Health website: https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Communications/Guidance/Connecticut-Halloween-Guidance#:~:text=Recommendations%20for%20Halloween%202020,while%20continuing%20to%20social%20distance

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