Okla. — With Halloween just over a month away, FOX23 is hearing from a local doctor on how to celebrate the holiday safely in a pandemic.
Dr. Dale Bratzler, Chief Covid Officer at OU Medical Center, says the safest way to trick or treat will be with immediate family or household members. Avoid gathering with a large crowd of children together.
Dr. Braztler recommends children wear a mask. If their costume has a plastic mask or some kind of face covering, it’s a good idea to also wear a cloth mask underneath.
It is relatively low risk to get COVID-19 from neighbors while trick-or-treating, as the interaction is only for a few minutes or seconds.
The person handing out candy should also wear a mask to help protect themselves and others.
Parents should keep good hygiene in mind with their children, be sure to wash hands or use hand sanitizer before eating candy.
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