Breaking: Connecticut Halloween Rules & Restrictions

Halloween is a fun time of your to let your inner ghouls and gobblins out! This year however, Halloween will have a different feel thanks to Covid-19.

So what can you do? Positivity rates are rising as we head into flu season.

People are "pandemic fatigued" and now we're hearing even the smaller parties are just as infectious as larger events.

So, this begs the question, HOW CAN WE STILL HAVE FUN???? Here are the latest updates as posted by our leaders!

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Parents/guardians should limit the number of homes their children visit. It is not recommended to trick-or-treat with people outside of your household. Remain six feet away from people outside your household at all times. All trick-or-treating participants should wear a mask or face covering while outside at all times.

COVID-19 has changed the way we participate in many kinds of social activities, including ones that are tied to cherished holidays.

However, Halloween can continue to be an enjoyable yet safe celebration if we follow some simple guidelines. Social distancing, wearing masks, and frequent hand-washing continue to be a core part of any successful event.

In addition, the Connecticut Department of Public Health recommends that you avoid leaving your home for any kind of Halloween activity. And if you are ill or you have traveled to one of the states listed on the Connecticut travel advisory between October 16thand October 30th(14 days before Halloween), please do NOT pass out Halloween candy.

For the full set of guidelines, you can visit the Connecticut Halloween Guidance. In the meantime, here's a summary of recommended Halloween activities offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

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