Now that Kingston, Frontenac , Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has given the green light for kids to trick or treat this Halloween, we want to hear from the community!
On Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, held a press conference to address concerns around trick or treating for Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moore said he is “confident that we can trick or treat safely in our community, for those who choose to take part this Halloween,” due to the low number of cases in the region, and therefore the low risk of transmission of the virus.
While KFL&A has been faring well during the pandemic, there are jurisdictions — even those neighbouring our area — where Public Health units have advised against trick or treating.
But, here in Kingston, as long as everyone wears masks (and we don’t mean the Halloween sort) and practices good hand hygeine, the risk is low, according to Dr. Moore.
So we want to know what you and yours will get up to this Halloween with the younger crowd! Participate in the poll below so the community can get a better sense of how everyone feels, and let us know your reasoning for your decision in the comments.
No matter what you do this Halloween, be safe, wear a mask when in public, wash your hands frequently, and get ready for fun — it’s only a week away, Kingston!
Will you and/or your children be participating in trick or treating for Halloween 2020?
- No. (46%, 441 Votes)
- Yes, now that Public Health has given the green light for it in the region. (23%, 222 Votes)
- Yes, we would have either way. (22%, 208 Votes)
- Undecided. (8%, 80 Votes)
Total Voters: 951