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Posted on: October 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] CDC Guidance on Halloween

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The City of Bristol, Virginia is encouraging members of the community to follow all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Virginia Department of Health when considering Halloween and other fall holiday activities. The CDC guidance identities activities by risk level, and recommends alternative, low or moderate risk events such as: small gatherings limited to neighbors and family members; scavenger hunts; and designated one-way trick-or-treating events that eliminate direct contact and adhere to social distancing.

City Manager Randall Eads said, “The CDC has identified traditional Halloween activities as high risk for transmission of COVID-19. We are asking that all of our families, neighborhoods, and community organizations identify safe alternatives to traditional Halloween trick-or-treating this year to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Bristol.”

 Bristol Virginia Public Schools will look for safe accommodations that can be made during the school day, in accordance with the published guidance.

 The guidance from the Center for Disease Control and the Virginia Department of Health can be found online at:

 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

 https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/182/2020/09/VDH-Interim-Guidance-for-Halloween-Events-2.pdf

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