Seymour cancels its Halloween events, urges parents to keep kids safe
SEYMOUR — Deputy First Selectman Annmaire Drugonis said her town has canceled all of its regularly scheduled Halloween activities because of the pandemic.
However, they have not banned door-to-door trick-or-treating.
“If residents choose to give out candy or bring their children out trick-or-treating or to any other festivities, we recommend that they do so with an abundance of caution and in accordance with CDC and local health department guidance,” Drugonis said. She urged participants to wear masks, keep a 6-foot social distance and above all stay safe.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have said participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door is a high-risk activity that could spread COVID-19 in communities. They have recommended other low-risk ways to celebrate the holiday.