Holidays and COVID-19

Jack o lantern pumpkin with a face mask onThe Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has given the green light to trick or treat this year, however it is still risky and there are simple precautions you should take to keep the community healthy. Many trick-or-treaters are under age 11, and are unable to be vaccinated, so help keep Halloween safe and fun for everyone by considering the following tips:


  • Avoid attending large in-person gatherings
  • Wear a COVID-19 face covering
  • Keep at least six feet distance from people who do not live with you
  • Most importantly, stay home if you are feeling sick

For those handing out candy:

  • Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters
  • Give out treats outdoors, if possible
  • Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take
  • Wash hands before handling treats
  • Wear a COVID-19 face covering

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Clackamas County Call Center
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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