Trick-or-treating gets green light from health officer

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Yolo County’s health officer has given a green light to outdoor trick-or-treating this Halloween, provided certain precautions are followed.

“Since last Halloween, we have learned a lot about the virus that causes COVID-19. We can now say that outdoor trick-or-treating is relatively safe, especially when masks are worn,” said Dr. Aimee Sisson. “I’m excited that our youngest residents can enjoy a sense of normality this Halloween.”

Some safety tips to keep in mind:

• Gather outdoors and in small groups.
• Wear protective and well-fitting masks.
• Keep close interactions short.
• If you feel sick, stay home.

COVID-19 vaccinations provide the safest and most effective protection against the virus, Sisson noted, and help protect the immunocompromised and the unvaccinated, especially children age 11 and younger.

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