BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The city of Boston is encouraging trick-or-treaters to take extra safety precautions this Halloween.
This includes using hand sanitizer for those passing out and receiving candy, social distancing from other groups, and wearing a face mask. The city says a Halloween mask is not a substitute.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is also asking people only go trick-or-treating with their direct family members.
“Sometimes you have families that kind of join up and they go out in a group in the neighborhood. We’re asking not to do that this year,” Walsh said. “We’re asking people to wash their hands before you handle any candy, people giving it out. Wear a mask, even for young people under a costume.”
If someone is not feeling well, they are asked to not go out. And if they’re at home, to not pass out candy. Parties and social gatherings are also discouraged.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports