Wisconsin health officials recommend against usual trick-or-treating

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Posted at 8:13 AM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 09:13:13-04

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.

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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