Health officials release guidelines for Halloween during the pandemic

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to climb, local health departments have precautions they want people to utilize as they go celebrate Halloween.

Vigo county is up to 2,343 positive COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began.

According to Roni Elder from the Vigo County Health Department, the county is on trend for another increase of cases for this coming week as well.

While 20-19 year-olds had the most positive cases in weeks prior, it is now those between the ages of 60-69 that have the most cases rising.

This new update has caused the health department to be extra mindful of Halloween and the guidelines they release to make it a safe and fun experience for all.

Elder says the best precaution is to wear a cloth mask on Halloween, instead of the one that comes with your costume. You can also put a candy bowl outside so you don’t have to interact with trick-or-treaters.

There are even changes in counties where the number of positive cases is trending down.

Knox County has been seeing improvements for weeks now, but their tradition of trick-or-treating with the venders and stores on Hart Street will look different. It’ll all take place outside and people handing out candy are required to wear cloth masks. The health department is also asking that the trick-or-treaters wear cloth masks as well,

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