DENVER — Halloween will be here sooner than you think — and that means preparing for another holiday amid a pandemic.
Colorado health officials on Wednesday offered several tips for celebrating Halloween, with one common theme: Families can still have fun, if certain precautions are taken.
The state is not issuing a recommendation against door-to-door trick-or-treating, though officials strongly encouraged residents to find ways to maintain social distancing during trick-or-treating.
The state's recommended protocols will depend on the state's level of COVID-19 spread.
If cases uptick into severe territory, then fully virtual celebrations and activities will be recommended.
If the spread of COVID-19 maintains its current status, the state's recommendations include small get-togethers, limiting trick-or-treating to neighborhoods and maintaining social distancing.
"The old classic door-to-door [trick-or-treating] may not be the right thing for every community," Dr. Chris Nyquist said.
Here are the recommendations state health officials presented Wednesday: