Halloween Guidance from the Bedford Board of Health

Click the image to read Bedford’s most recent and detailed guidance on Halloween 2020


With Friday evening temperatures in the 30’s, the weather sounds uninspiring for Trick or Treating, and the results of The Citizen’s Snap Poll indicate that a lot of residents plan to leave their porch lights off because of the pandemic.

Intrepid ghosts and goblins may make their neighborhood rounds in any case.

The following message outlines, along with links to specific guidelines. Clicking on Brenda Kenahan’s image will bring up the Town of Bedford’s most recent guidelines.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), many traditional Halloween activities can be a high risk for spreading viruses. While trick-or-treating is able to occur this year in Bedford, in order to avoid a high-risk situation for trick-or-treaters, candy givers, and families, it will have to occur in an amended fashion in our current COVID-19 environment.

If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.

Click HERE for Halloween and Trick-or-Treating Guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Click HERE for Tips from the Bedford Board of Health for Lower Risk Trick-or-Treating during COVID-19.

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