With Halloween weekend approaching, it is critically important that all Marylanders remain vigilant in our fight against COVID-19. While we tend to feel safe around family, friends, and neighbors, we cannot let our guard down—especially with health metrics continuing to spike in other states across the nation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends several basic steps to protect yourself and others this Halloween:
- Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters
- Give out treats outdoors
- Set up a station with individually bagged treats for children to take
- Wash hands before handling treats, and bring hand sanitizer with you
- Make your cloth mask part of your costume
- Stay at least six feet away from others who do not live with you
Following these simple public health guidelines will help us slow the spread, prevent the surge, and keep Maryland open for business.
Let’s look out for each other as we celebrate this year.