Montgomery County Halloween Safety Guidance

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Montgomery County Halloween Safety Guidance

As Halloween approaches, Montgomery County health officials are offering advice on how to decrease risks associated with celebrating the holiday while the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

“We want kids to enjoy Halloween, but we want to be sure they are celebrating safely,” said Dr. James Bridgers, acting health officer.  “We have to remember that for many children trick-or-treating, vaccination is not yet an option and we want them to be protected as much as possible.” 

Health officials recommend the following for a fun and safe Halloween:

  • Masks are recommended for unvaccinated children trick or treating outdoors whenever social distancing is not possible;
  • Stay on the move while trick-or-treating—less congregating means more houses and more treats;
  • Keep trick-or-treating groups small;
  • Eat your treats at home, and/or after washing or sanitizing your hands;
  • If you are handing out candy, please wear a mask while interacting with children and socially distance. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before handing out candy;
  • Leave a light on or hang a Halloween sign in your window to let others know your house is participating in safe trick-or-treating;
  • Outdoor activities are much safer than indoor activities;
  • For indoor activities in public settings, masks are required for anyone age two and older; and
  • Do not hand out candy or take part in Halloween events if you are having COVID-19 symptoms, even if you have been fully vaccinated.

For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the County’s COVID-19 website as well as the County’s Data Dashboard or follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCountyMD


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Comments (21)

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Yes, kids should enjoy all that Halloween has to offer, but safety first and good reminder Roy.

Oct 18, 2021 03:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Roy... so many safety reminders for Halloween these days in general... overlay the pandemic restrictions and you wonder how much fun kids will really have. I miss the good old days of when I went trick or treating... no parents, no fears, just fun.

Oct 18, 2021 04:38 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I hope that all kids will have fun and stay safe while they are out trick or treating, the world is definitely a different place these days than when I was growing up.

Oct 18, 2021 04:41 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. Traditional trick or treating does not happen in downtown Chicago. Participation in private events are necessary. That said, great list for where I used to live. Enjoy your day.

Oct 18, 2021 05:01 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

Great halloween advice, glad to see we are more and more back to normalcy.  Bill 

Oct 18, 2021 05:42 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Good advice for trick and treats on Halloween.   Our area does not bring out the little masked cherubs.  Enjoy!

Oct 18, 2021 06:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Our neighborhood is very attractive for trick or treaters. The homes are close together and the streets are well lighted. Those offering treats leave the front lights on.

Oct 18, 2021 07:51 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Roy - always important.  We love the holiday for kids but we want them safe.

Oct 18, 2021 08:07 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy,  Halloween is a time of year where it is different than years ago.  I want kids to be safe out there.


Oct 18, 2021 08:27 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

It is that time of year again Halloween. Thanks for sharing the safety tips. I hope you have a great week ahead.

Oct 18, 2021 09:09 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, thanks for the timely reminders as Halloween is just around the corner.  Miss the old days......

Oct 18, 2021 10:35 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD


Oct 18, 2021 01:31 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are important reminders about keeping ourselves and children safe on Halloween, Roy.

Oct 19, 2021 01:53 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Great reminders Roy. We need to keep our kids safe in this season

Oct 19, 2021 08:50 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Oct 20, 2021 09:56 AM