New candy site helping to make Halloween as safe as possible

Halloween 2020 like we've never seen

September 18, 2020
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Hershey's launched a new site to help guide peeps across the country safely when it comes to Halloween fun activities. You start with a color-coded map you can hover over the county you live in to see the risk of COVID-19 in the area. Thanks to the Harvard Global Health Institute. Once you know the color, Hershey's provides suggestions based on your situation. You can celebrate safely adhering to the Halloween Safety guidelines that are in alignment with CDC social distancing recommendations.

The colors are broken up into 4 zones with best activity suggestions:

  • Green Zone: includes Trick or Treat Safe Houses, Garage Trick or Treat & Trunk-R-Treat
  • Yellow Zone: includes YEET (throw) the Treats, Drive Up Trick or Treat & Neighborhood / Family Pet Parades
  • Orange Zone: includes Trick or Treat Drive Bys, Neighborhoood Candy Hunt & Costume Week
  • Red Zone: includes Zoom / Netflix Parties, Candy Stations & Costume Tik Toks

Halloween Best Practices Guidelines:

Trick or Treaters:

  • Stay home if sick
  • Trick or treat with people you live with
  • Remain 6 feet apart from people not in your household
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose (even under/over your Halloween mask)
  • Hand sanitize (with sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol) frequently while out, especially during key times like before eating or after coughing/sneezing

Homeowners

  • Do not hand out candy if you are sick
  • Wear a face mask covering BOTH your mouth and nose
  • Take the Safe House pledge and register as an official Halloween Safe House
  • Use duct tape to mark 6-foot lines in front of home and leading to driveway/front door
  • Position a distribution table between yourself and trick or treaters
  • Distribute candy on disinfected table to eliminate direct contact
  • Wash hands often

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