As COVID-19 cases in Larimer County continue to rise, health officials are urging residents to abide by health and safety precautions designed to slow the spread of the virus in the county.

In a press release, The Larimer County Health Department shared several reminders to help ensure a safer Halloween weekend, including:

  • Personal gatherings should not include more than 10 people
  • Wear face-coverings and keep 6 feet apart from those not in your household
  • Visiting people from another household and/or hanging around people from another household for long periods of time brings a high risk of virus transmission
  • Handing treats out at the door is a low-risk activity. Be sure to wear masks and use hand sanitizer. If trick or treating, you should only go with people within your household
  • To keep contact minimal, avoid having lots of little hands reaching inside a bowl or leaving a bowl outside your door. Consider setting up a table with treats spaced out or creating a “chute” to slide candy down from your door

The goal is to limit your close or direct interactions with others as much as possible. It also would be a good idea to disinfect your doorbell, buzzers, or any other high-touch surfaces outside your home at the end of the night.

“If followed, these restrictions and recommendations will save lives. I am asking for us all to be diligent right now, more than ever,” says Larimer County Public Health Director Tom Gonzales. “We need our community to rally, and we need to work together to show that we can lower our numbers and get our cases back down again.”

For the latest updates on everything COVID-19 related in Larimer County, visit larimer.org/coronavirus.

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