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:
- Visits 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
- Preparing 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.