Have a safe and Happy Halloween!
Check out resources we’ve gathered to help you have a safe and happy Halloween this year.
We hope you are getting ready to celebrate Halloween in a way that is safe and comfortable for you and your family. The Province of Alberta and the City of Calgary have each released information to guide you while enjoying your favourite Halloween activities safely. More information is provided from their websites about some simple precautions you and your family can take, including:
- Don’t go trick-or-treating or hand out candy if feeling ill, even if symptoms are minor,
- Wear a non-medical mask that fully covers your nose and mouth,
- Avoid handling treats while passing them out or receiving them,
- Look for creative ways to hand out candy,
- Wash or sanitize your hands and surfaces often,
- “Quarantine” candy that has been collected for a couple of days,
- Or, consider alternative Halloween activities this year.
Regardless of how you choose to celebrate, ensure you follow safety guidelines as set out by the Province of Alberta and the City of Calgary, and have a safe and happy Halloween!
Handing Out Candy This Year?
The Province of Alberta has created posters you can print and display at home, to tell trick-or-treaters if you are handing out candy or are not this year. [Welcome Trick-or-Treaters] or [Sorry, No Candy Here]
Info from the Province of Alberta
The Government of Alberta has recently release guidance for Halloween during COVID-19 to help celebrate the spookiest time of year without the fear of spreading COVID-19. From trick-or-treating to the double feature picture show, you can enjoy your favourite Halloween activities safely by taking some simple precautions. Leave the terror to monsters, ghosts and evil clowns – not the pandemic.
Check out their website for resources to help you stay safe while:
- Handing Out Candy
- Attending or hosting Halloween gatherings
While you are there, you can also download and print a poster for your home to indicate whether or not you are handing out candy this year.
Info from the City of Calgary
The City of Calgary announced that while Halloween and Thanksgiving are not cancelled, citizens should take some safety precautions to ensure a safe, healthy and fun holiday for all. In support of Alberta Health’s guidelines, The City shared some ideas to help Calgarians start planning now.
The City also has some suggestions if you want to skip the candy thing all together:
- Take your kids on a scavenger hunt;
- Have a block party outdoors;
- Do a Zoom dance party with friends;
- Attend one of several drive-in events across Calgary; or
- Consider other seasonal activities like picking pumpkins and carving them, doing an outdoor corn maze, and if it is warm enough a scary outdoor movie in the back yard.