Celebrate Halloween safely during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Children can celebrate Halloween safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Valley News/Courtesy photo
PASADENA – For many children of all ages, Halloween is synonymous with the American tradition of dressing up in costume and heading out into the neighborhood with friends and family to trick-or-treat and collect candy in the crisp autumn air. However, as COVID-19 is still spreading throughout much of the country, and California public health officials are strongly discouraging trick-or-treating, this year’s Halloween celebrations are taking on a different spin, with families being advised to take extra precautions and find new and creative ways to safely celebrate this holiday. “These are challenging times, and with that comes a responsibility to take extra precautions to protect our children’s health,” Dr. Daisy Dodd, a pediatric infectious disease specialist with Kaiser P
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