As we near the month of October, when many families participate in fall gatherings and activities, Bay Area Health Officers have created guidelines for how to safely celebrate holidays such as Halloween and Dia de los Muertos.
Because typical Halloween activities, such as trick-or-treating, create a high risk for contracting COVID-19, officials are recommending "focusing on decorations, limiting activities to the people you live with, and virtual costume parties or contests."
The statement reminds Alameda County residents that local and State Health Officer Orders are still in effect, which deem gatherings, events, or parties with non-household members off-limits unless they are conducted in compliance with local and State Health Orders: https://covid-19.acgov.org/covid19-assets/docs/shelter-in-place/20-14c-social-distancing-eng.pdf.
Residents are reminded to gather only with people in their social bubble (a stable group of not more than 12 people).
Read the full press release to learn which activities are considered safe, and which are considered a higher risk for contracting or spreading the coronavirus.