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Halloween 2020 in Michigan: Hold a virtual party, only go to houses following COVID protocols

Halloween 2020 was a spooky time in Michigan. The state suggested 28 guidelines; all but two were COVID-related

The state of Michigan distributed a flyer in 2020, urging people to “follow guidance or regulations released by the local health department” while also suggesting the following tips for Halloween. They included:

  • Consider refraining from Halloween gatherings this year or use an online meeting platform to have a virtual party instead.
  • Wear a fun face mask, instead of a costume mask.
  • Keep a 6-foot distance from others not in your family group.
  • Wear a face mask covering both your mouth and nose. A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute for a cloth mask.
  • Only go to houses with safety measures in place.

Of the 28 guidelines, all but two were related to COVID-19. The two other suggestions were:

  • Carry a flashlight at night and ensure your children have reflective clothing.
  • Inspect candy.

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