Dr. Deena Hinshaw says she has no plans to cancel Halloween.
But, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health says she does have some ideas on how we can have a safe Halloween this year.
"In many ways, Halloween is actually safer to celebrate than other holidays," says Hinshaw. "Unlike Thanksgiving for example, where families traditionally gather inside to enjoy dinner together, most of Halloween's activities take place outdoors and largely within one family."
Dr. Hinshaw cautions us that we need to keep safety in mind when celebrating.
"Please avoid hosting group get-togethers or Halloween parties. Instead, trick or treating should be done within your own cohort or family and staying within your community. And avoiding contact with common touch points like doorbells or hand railings."
She is also recommending that costumes allow for kids to be able to wear non-medical masks and she advised physical distancing whenever possible.
Her Halloween safety guidelines can be found HERE.