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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Napa County Offers Tips for a Safe Halloween

Halloween Guidelines in English

Napa, CA – Residents are urged to celebrate Halloween safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Traditional activities like door to door trick-or-treating and indoor parties or haunted houses are considered extremely high risk and are strongly discouraged by health officials.

“As we approach the fall and winter holiday season, we need to acknowledge that celebrations are going to have to look different while we are in this pandemic,” stated Napa County Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Relucio. “With a little creativity, we can still capture the spirit of Halloween while celebrating in a safe manner that doesn’t erode the progress our community has made so far in battling COVID.”

Health officials also want residents to know that Halloween costume masks should not be substituted for a cloth mask unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and does not leave gaps around the face. It is important that costume masks are not worn over cloth masks because it can be dangerous if the addition of a Halloween mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.

Residents are asked to comply with the Halloween guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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El condado de Napa ofrece consejos para un Halloween seguro

Napa, CA – Se insta a los residentes a celebrar Halloween de manera segura durante la pandemia de COVID-19. Las actividades tradicionales como salir a pedir dulces puerta a puerta y las fiestas en el interior o las casas de espanto se consideran de riesgo extremadamente alto y los funcionarios de salud no aconsejan que la población participe.

“A medida que nos acercamos a la temporada de festividades de otoño e invierno, debemos reconocer que las celebraciones tendrán que verse diferentes mientras estemos en esta pandemia”, declaró la Dra. Karen Relucio, Oficial de Salud Pública del Condado de Napa. "Con un poco de creatividad, aún podemos capturar el espíritu de Halloween mientras celebramos de una manera segura que no erosione el progreso que nuestra comunidad ha logrado hasta ahora en la lucha contra COVID".

Los funcionarios de salud también quieren que los residentes sepan que las máscaras de disfraces de Halloween no deben sustituirse por una máscara de tela a menos que esté hecha de dos o más capas de tela transpirable que cubra la boca, la nariz y no deje espacios alrededor de la cara. Es importante que las máscaras de disfraces no se usen sobre máscaras de tela porque puede dificultar la respiración. En su lugar, considere usar una máscara de tela con el tema de Halloween.

Se solicita a los residentes que cumplan con las guías de Halloween publicadas por los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC).

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