CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said on Face the Nation Sunday that kids can trick-or-treat safely this year.
“If you’re able to be outdoors, absolutely,” she said.
Walensky said the key is remaining outdoors and in small groups.
“I wouldn’t necessarily go to a crowded Halloween party, but I think that we should be able to let our kids go trick-or-treating in small groups,” she said.
Last year the CDC asked families to avoid trick-or-treating.
Many communities postponed or canceled their celebrations in 2020.
That means it is also safe to hand out candy with precautions.
The CDC defines exposure to COVID-19 as being within 6-feet of an infected person for 15 minutes or more.
As long as people are keeping those interactions brief, handing out candy is okay too.