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BOH provides guidelines for safe Halloween

On October 28, Westwood residents received a call from the town's health director with some guidelines for an enjoyable and safe Halloween. As in the case of other nearby communities. the Westwood BOH is following along with CDC recommendations.

Residents are advised to take part in trick-or-treating using a one-way system. Those who are putting out candy are reminded to wash their hands with soap before and after filling goodie bags. Treats or goodie bags should be spaced out on a table in driveways or on porches to minimize interaction. Residents are also reminded to stay six feet apart from other people and to wear masks when refilling treats.

Trick-or-treaters should only go to houses with treats spaced out or with prepared goodie bags, and avoid candy in a bowl. When arriving at a house, trick-or-treaters should stay six feet apart from fellow trick-or-treaters and let them finish their visits before approaching the treat area. All trick-or-treaters should wear an appropriate mask (Halloween costume masks are not sufficient). Everyone should sanitize their hands frequently during their excursion.

More information about this year's Halloween guidelines can be found here.

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