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CityScene Magazine: Is Safe Halloween Possible During Pandemic?

Your little ghouls and ghosts are gearing up for Halloween. The question is, during this COVID-19 pandemic, can they celebrate safely?

OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital family medicine physician Ben Bring, DO says it's possible with the right planning and conversation with your family.

"Being able to go trick-or-treating from door to door could be safely done," Dr. Bring said. "It's going to be a personal preference too, so families have to weigh the risks and benefits of their kids going out," he told CityScene Magazine.

Instead of traditional handing out of candy, there are creative ways that people have come up to make sure kids get sweet treats.

Dr. Bring says in addition to safety measures you are planning, much of it comes back to social distancing and masks.

"Make sure parents and kids are masked, and avoid large gatherings,"Dr. Bring told City Scene. "Thankfully, social distancing can be done easily during the evening."


  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth
  • Keep your distance from others
  • Bring hand sanitizer with you
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Follow all city and county health guidelines


  • Put out a large, communal candy bowl
  • Serve food and beverages
  • Take off your mask
  • Gather in large groups
  • Invite trick-or-treaters inside

To read the entire article from CityScene Magazine, click the logo below. The article includes some additional advice on other holiday gatherings, like Thanksgiving.