Mesa County Public Health Asks People to Keep Covid Guidelines During Halloween

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Halloween is just around the corner, but with recent spikes of Coronavirus cases in younger people, the Mesa County Public Health department is reminding people to keep following Covid guidelines.

“Outdoors if you can do it, space if you can do it, wearing your mask if you can’t space,” says Katie Smith who works for the Mesa County Public Health Department.

Despite all the covid related restrictions, healthcare professionals and halloween lovers say there are still ways to celebrate halloween.

“The bars aren’t having parties like they used to, so I think adults are going to have to have small get togethers and party that way,” says Ken Dixon, the owner of Mad Margaret’s.

Mesa County Public Health officials say kids can still trick or treat, if the kids stay socially distanced, and the adults find safe ways to hand out candy.
And for those who like to dress up for the event, public health officials recommend incorporating your cloth mask into your costumes.

“Your costume mask does not replace a cloth mask and be careful about double layering them. If your costume mask is already hard to breathe in, don’t wear a cloth mask underneath and make it even harder to breathe,” says Smith.

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