Healthy Halloween


Healthy Halloween


Recommendations for trick-or-treaters and households giving out candy in Piscataquis County. Part of the the Keep Maine Healthy Municipal COVID-19 Awareness Campaign funded by the State of Maine Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention.







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Keep Piscataquis Healthy by following these recommendations:

For Trick-or-Treaters:
  • Don't go trick-or-treating if you feel sick or have COVID symptoms. Stay home!
  • Wash your hands at home before and after trick-or-treating.
  • Wear protective masks under costumesa nd comstume masks.
  • Maintain family group "bubbles" with six feet or more distance from others when walking from house to house.
  • Maintain six feet or more distance when in line at a home.
  • Ask people to drop candy into your bag or container, preferalbly with tongs or gloves, rather than reaching into a bowl.

For Households Giving Out Candy:
  • Wash your hands often before, during, and after handing out candy.
  • Wear protective masks if you are giving out candy.
  • Put six-foot-spaced chalk lines or other visual indicators on your sidewalk to help people maintain safe distance.
  • Don't touch the candy with unprotected hands. Instead,
  • Hand candy out, using gloves or tongs and dropping in bags or containers, rather than letting kids reach into a bowl.

To promote healthy Halloween events, contact the chamber at 207-564-7533

This initiative is part of a State of Maine Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention funded KEEP MAINE HEALTHY Municipal COVID-19 Awareness Campaign



Piscataquis Chamber of Commerce, “Healthy Halloween,” Heart of Maine Community Stories, accessed July 12, 2024,

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