GNWT issues Halloween advice

Trick-or-treating will be happening, with some restrictions.

Trick-or-treating will be happening in the Northwest Territories despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of lobo235 under Creative Commons)

Trick-or-treating will still be happening in the Northwest Territories this Halloween despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The government of the Northwest Territories released Halloween guidelines in a press release Thursday afternoon.

Some of the recommendations include staying outdoors, frequent hand washing and keeping the group of trick-or-treaters to household members and friendship circles.

It also advised trick-or-treaters wear mittens and spend as little time at the door as possible.

The release advised trick-or-treaters to wash the mittens and immediately wash their hands for 20 seconds upon returning home.

The press release also included advice for how to run a safe haunted house.

This includes holding it outside and if inside, limiting the number of guests to 25.

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