COLORADO SPRINGS — The state released guidance Thursday on tips and tricks to celebrate Halloween along with alternatives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The individual risk from some Halloween activities, like trick-or-treating door-to-door, may seem lower, because people are outdoors and interactions may be short," the state said in a release. "But, when lots of people participate in lower-risk activities at the same time, it raises the potential for disease spread across the state."
The state is recommending alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating with lining your driveway with candy, using a plastic slide or pipes to deliver candy from a distance, and taking children on a treasure hunt to look for candy and Halloween-themed items.
If you do decide to celebrate Halloween, the state says outdoor gatherings in smaller groups is safest with mask-wearing. Masks that come with costumes do not provide the same protection against COVID-19.
Depending on the county's level on the COVID-19 dial, there are various ideas offered for celebrating. To see the full guidance, click here.