The Knox County Health Department offers these recommendations for trick-or-treating safely this year:
1. Wear a face covering, not a costume mask.
A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth face covering and wearing one in addition to a cloth face covering is not recommended.
2. Refrain from having children select their own treats from a bowl/container.
Consider alternatives for contactless candy distribution like using a “grabber” tool or placing treats in individual baggies and placing them in an easy-to-grab location.
3. Avoid handmade goodies.
Avoid homemade treats and only distribute, and/or allow children to eat, factory-wrapped treats.
4. Use hand sanitizer along the way.
Consider wiping all candy wrappers with sanitizing wipes upon arriving home and wash hands before and after eating candy/treats.
5. Avoid large groups of trick-or-treaters.
Consider making it family time this year, or just gather with a small group of friends.