Parents and kids have no doubt been wondering what Halloween will look like this year in terms of COVID safety. On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical advisor told CNN that Halloween and trick-or-tricking is on and that kids should get out there and enjoy the holiday.
“I think, particularly if you’re vaccinated, you can get out there,” said Fauci, explaining that you’ll be outdoors which makes it less likely that the virus will be transmitted.
It was great news after so much uncertainty the previous Halloween, when families tried to celebrate in new ways during the thick of COVID. Now it seems it’s fine to resume a sense of normalcy and let kids be kids and have fun on the holiday.
“This is an important time of the year that children love, I know my children enjoy it,” Fauci said.
He also mentioned that it’s a good idea to get the shot if you haven’t already.
“If you’re not vaccinated, think about it,” he said. “You’ll add an extra degree of protection to yourself and your children and your family and your community. So it’s a good time to reflect on why it’s important to get vaccinated but go out there and enjoy Halloween as well as the other holidays that will be coming up.”
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