State health officials are recommending against trick-or-treating as usual this Halloween because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says going house-to-house and having in-person contact is not a good idea.
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The DHS recommended that large outdoor gatherings, in-person parties, happy hours or socializing at bars and traditional trick-or-treating not take place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
If individual communities decide to go ahead with traditional trick-or-treating, health officials recommend leaving individual treat bags on the porch for children to pick up.
Some Wisconsin communities have scheduled trick-or-treat times as usual, with suggestions for taking precautions. Other communities are conferring with their local health departments before making a decision.
At least one community in Wisconsin, Antigo, has already canceled trick-or-treating.
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