Moderate Risk Activities
Participating in one-way trick-or-treating where individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab and go while continuing to social distance (such as at the end of a driveway or at the edge of a yard)
- If you are preparing goodie bags, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 second before and after preparing the bags.
Having a small group, outdoor, open-air costume parade where people are distanced more than 6 feet apart
Attending a costume party held outdoors where protective masks are used and people can remain more than 6 feet apart
- A costume mask (such as for Halloween) is not a substitute for a cloth mask. A costume mask should not be used unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers the mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around the face.
- Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.
High Risk Activities:
Avoid these higher risk activities to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19:
- Participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door
- Having trunk-or-treat where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in large parking lots
- Attending crowded costume parties held indoors
- Going to an indoor haunted house where people may be crowded together and screaming
- Going on hayrides or tractor rides with people who are not in your household
- Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors
- Traveling to a rural fall festival that is not in your community if you live in an area with community spread of COVID-19
Additional Safety Tips for the College Community
Halloween is one of the most popular holidays of the year among teens and adults, too! It’s important to pay attention to your surroundings and use your best judgment at any party, but take special precautions when people will be in costume and possibly consuming alcohol.
Remember these Halloween safety tips this October 31:
- Choose your Halloween costume wisely. If you’re going to dress up, be sure to wear something that you can move in. Sky-high heels and too-tight clothing can restrict your movement. Masks and wigs can accidentally cover your eyes, impairing your vision.
- Obey laws, rules, and regulations. Whether you are going out in public, staying on campus, or heading to a party in an apartment complex, follow the rules. You don’t want to get arrested, kicked out of school, or injured!
- Watch your drink. If you’re going to drink, do so responsibly. Never accept a beverage beer, cocktail, or even water or soda from someone you don’t know. Never leave your drink unattended. If you step away for even a few seconds, get a new beverage. Someone with harmful intentions could slip something into your cup or bottle in the blink of an eye.
PC's Safety & Security
The safety and security of our campus community is a top priority for Porterville College. While we support students who step outside of their comfort zone, we also encourage healthy decision-making. If you have any questions about this presentation, feel free to call Campus Safety & Security at 559-791-2440.
Feel free to check out PC's Safety & Security weekly safety trainings to learn more about crime prevention and general campus safety.
Please keep safety in mind as you celebrate the winter holidays. This includes any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which holiday gatherings must comply during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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