Province recommends against trick-or-treating in Mississauga

Province recommends against trick-or-treating in Mississauga

To offset challenges brought on by COVID-19, the creators of the gummy, sugar-coated candy are making contactless deliveries of Sour Patch Kids to select people who register on social media on Halloween. "The signs will hopefully help trick-or-treaters and their parents know as they approach a home which residents are participating and which ones aren't comfortable with doing so".

Daughter Brianna, 14, said she is looking forward to helping her Foxboro community have some fun come Halloween night.

Lehmann also encourages local businesses to participate and get into the spirit of Halloween. Indoor gatherings are limited to 25 people in an enclosed space, and 50 people in an outdoor space, according to the state guidelines. "The CDC is recommending as well that Halloween masks don't work the same way as a normal mask".

A few locally recommended low-risk Halloween activities include creating an at-home trick-or-treat hunt, hosting a virtual costume party, watching Halloween movies as a family, attending a virtual haunted house or delivering Halloween goodie bags to the doorsteps of friends and loved ones.

Bring hand sanitizer, and while experts say you probably don't need to sanitize each and every candy wrapper, you should make sure hands are clean before they touch any sweets.

In Fort Dodge, trick-or-treating is designated for the night of Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 31.

He said for those who live in safer regions still under Stage 3 restrictions, adults should "only go out with members of your household; only trick or treat outside; both trick or treaters and people handing out candy should wear a face covering". "I'm 81, and my partner is 82".

"It is important to remember that we are still in a pandemic", said Kari Prescott, WCPH director. "We thought people would like it. Somehow I can't think this is the year to spend $200-plus on treats for the kids for Halloween (yep, that's what it costs) for all the kids who ramble onto Vineyard Avenue, and then go out and greet them all on my porch". Masks and social distancing guidelines will be enforced.

Local officials can, however, encourage anyone planning to trick-or-trick October 31 to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for safety in the midst of a global pandemic.

Traditional trick-or-treating is considered "higher risk" by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The storywalk will be up from October 22 to November 1.

With Halloween just days away, the province has issued an official recommendation regarding trick-or-treating, and it might disappoint some people in Mississauga, Brampton and other "Stage 2 lite" municipalities.

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