With Halloween only days away, many families are still uncertain on how the holiday will be impacted under COVID restrictions.
Numerous local Halloween traditions have been canceled for 2020, including the Downtown Aberdeen trick-or-treat, Elma downtown event, and numerous other local activities.
While there are no official rules that prohibit trick-or-treating, restrictions on gatherings and physical distancing have created uncertainty.
The Washington State Department of Health issued some Halloween Safety Tips as this holiday will look a little different this year.
According to the tips, DOH is discouraging the traditional trick or treating and encouraging people to find new and creative ways to celebrate Halloween. This includes having smaller than normal get-togethers and ensuring the safety of family and friends is the priority.
While they discourage going door-to-door as usual, discussion online indicates that many local families will still participate. As far as KXRO is aware, no specific city laws have been put in place that would prohibit the activity.
Find more information on child safety at the Children’s Health and Safety website.