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Guidance for enjoying a safe Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

Guidance for enjoying a safe Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

Guidance for enjoying a safe Halloween and Dia de los Muertos 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

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Guidance for enjoying a safe Halloween & Dia de los Muertos

Higher-risk activities that are not permitted under Sonoma County or state public health orders include:

  • Carnivals, festivals, live audience entertainment, indoor haunted houses, indoor gatherings, events or parties with non-household members.

Higher-risk activities that are strongly discouraged to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 include:

    • Door-to-door trick-or-treating.
  • Business-to-business trick-or-treating.
  • Trunk-or-treating where children go from car to car.

Examples of Safe alternatives that are permitted and encouraged, within specific guidelines, include:

Halloween

  • HalloweenVisits to seasonal outdoor venues such as pumpkin patches.
  • Online parties.
  • Car parades or drive-in movie nights.
  • Themed meals at outdoor restaurants.
  • Outdoor, drive-through haunted houses.
  • Outdoor gatherings if there are no more than 12 individuals, and no more than 3 households.

Dia de los Muertos

  • Dia del los MuertosPreparing traditional family recipes for family and neighbors and delivering them in a way that does not involve contact with others.
  • Playing music in your home that your deceased loved ones enjoyed.
  • Working with members of your household to decorate your home with images and objects to honor your deceased loved ones.
  • Making and decorating crafts or making an altar for the deceased.
  • Setting out pillows and blankets in your home for the deceased.
  • Joining a virtual get-together.
  • Visiting and decorate the graves of loved ones with household members only.
  • Outdoor gatherings if there are no more than 12
    individuals, and no more than 3 households.

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Please avoid close contact with those outside your household, wear proper face coverings, practice hand hygiene, and stay home when not feeling well.