Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center Wants Everyone to Have a Safe and Fun Halloween

Even in a pandemic, we can be safe and have fun on Halloween. Traditional Halloween activities like trick-or treating and going to parties can increase your chances of catching and spreading COVID-19. New activities
can be exciting and spooky too! Watch scary movies online with friends, host a socially distancing costume
parade, or create a Halloween candy hunt are all fun and safe ways to celebrate.
Check out One for All Missouri for dos and don’ts (, and the CDC has safety
tips if you are planning to host a party.
The following guidelines should still be followed even on holidays.
• Stay at least 6 feet away from individuals not in your household
• Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth mask when in public
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand
sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning
spray or wipe. • Stay home if you are sick.
Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions may be at higher risk for
more severe complications from COVID-19.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or
difficulty breathing, call your health care provider for medical advice before showing up.


Safe: Celebrate At Home
• Watch Spooky Movies
•Create a Scavenger Hunt
•Dress up and share photos
•Host am online party

Less Safe: Careful Trick-Or- Treating
•Wear a face mask
•Avoid Crowds
•Use Hand Sanitizer
•Wash Hands Before Eating
•Use a table to distribute treats

•Large Gatherings
•Indoor Events
•Haunted Houses