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IDPH Gives Halloween Guidance

The Illinois Department of Public Health has issued COVID-19 Halloween guidance. IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike says that the guidelines include following the 3 “W’s” Wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear your mask. Dr. Ezike says trick or treating is still allowed, but precautions should be taken.



Dr. Ezike says haunted houses are not allowed right now.



Gatherings of more than 50 people is still prohibited and if you visit a pumpkin patch or orchard, make sure you wear a mask and social distance. Hayrides should not exceed 50% capacity with parties spaced at least six feet apart. 


The Illinois Department of Public Health advises you to stay home as much as possible, avoid being around people at increased risk for COVID, and consider getting tested for the virus if you believe you’ve been exposed. 

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