Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. Tam announced today that a safe trick-or-treating may be very possible despite COVID-19 this year. Dr. Theresa tam says as long as kids are trick-or-treating outdoors, wearing masks, staying distant and not rooting through communal candy bowls, going out for Halloween should be fine in most parts of the country even amid the pandemic.
Ottawa is expected to post some tips on how to celebrate Halloween on the web soon properly.Quebec and Montreal have not yet decided on the fate of the evening of October 31. Still, some Quebec municipalities, such as Rouyn-Noranda, in Abitibi, have already said “no” to the candy collection.
“The candy can also be prepackaged to keep the kids from rushing to the bowl or handed out on the end of a hockey stick,” added Dr. Theresa Tam.
There are original ways to deal with this situation. ” Dr. Tam reiterated the importance of “getting back to a certain level of normalcy, even though [Halloween] will be unlike any other year.”
Canada’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Howard Njoo, concurred: “It is important for our society to keep certain events. Halloween is very important for children. ” However, Public Health has recommended that citizens follow the directives of local authorities, since the permitted activities are not the same across the country.