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Baltimore well being commissioner warns towards trick-or-treating, Halloween events

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5

Halloween isn’t canceled but in Baltimore, Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa is urging residents to be responsible.

Typical activities like trick-or-treating and haunted houses are “not advisable this year and present an elevated risk of disease transmission,” Dzirasa said Wednesday.

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Instead, she said, Baltimoreans should consider having a movie night or carving pumpkins at home with their immediate families.

Those who dress up for Halloween should also keep the coronavirus in mind.

“Wearing a costume mask does not count as wearing a face covering to prevent the spread of disease,” Dzirasa said.

Instead, she said, costumers should find something that doesn’t require a mask so they can wear a face mask as part of their costume. Any candy should be handed out with tongs to avoid contact.

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