During trick-or-treating, parents are encouraged to limit the number of houses their children visit, have children stay as far from treat-givers as possible, wipe off candy wrappers with sanitizing wipes and allow children to eat only factory-wrapped treats.
Other Halloween recommendations include holding a drive-through or drive-in trick-or-treat event, leaving treats in the mailboxes of friends and neighbors, or decorating your home and hide treats as an alternative to trick-or-treating.
The guidance will be reassessed and updated as necessary in the weeks leading up to Oct. 31, according to a release from the ODH.
Burchett said children should wear masks under their Halloween masks and residents should wear masks when passing out candy. If residents do not want to pass out candy they should leave their porch light off, so children do not come to their door, Burchett added.
“It will be your choice to participate by either putting your porch light on to pass out candy or having your children go trick-or-treating,” the sheriff’s office said.