Illinois Department of Public Health Issues Updated COVID-19 Halloween and Fall Festivities Guidance – IDPH

SPRINGFIELD – As we continue through Fall and head into the holiday season, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is issuing updated guidance to help people celebrate more safely as we continue to battle COVID-19.

“Although we’re still in the pandemic, this Halloween and Fall festivities season will look a little different than last year thanks to the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines that are readily available,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “However, we must still take precautions as not everyone is vaccinated and a vaccine for children younger than 12 year is not yet available.  Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your friends and family, and your community, but it’s also important to use a layered approach by wearing a mask indoors and limiting/avoiding settings where physical distancing is not possible to help stop the spread of the virus.”

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