Health Experts Urge Caution During Pandemic Ahead of Halloween

Health experts are reminding people to stay cautious ahead of trick-or-treating and other Halloween festivities tonight (Saturday) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Columbia/Boone County Public Health Department trick-or-treating is listed as high risk.

Trick-or-treaters are cautioned about reaching into a bowl to get candy.

Public health says hand sanitizer should be used before putting hands into a shared candy bowl.

It is also said that disinfecting candy packaging is not necessary due to there is no evidence COVID-19 is transmitted by food or food packaging.