Alameda County and the City of Berkely issued guidance for commonly celebrated Halloween and Día de los Muertos observances. These activities carry risk for spreading COVID-19. Limit yourself to small gatherings and implement extra safety measures, especially when everyone is not vaccinated. To help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19:

  • Get fully vaccinated,
  • Stay home if you have, or think you may have, COVID-19,
  • Wear a face mask: A costume mask is not a substitute and should not be worn over a protective cloth mask,
  • Gather outdoors,
  • If participating in traditional trick-or-treating, wear a face mask or keep your distance from others, and sanitize your hands to help reduce your risk of getting COVID-19,
  • Keep gatherings small and follow for events with 1,000 attendees indoors or 10,000 outdoors.

Together, we must take steps to protect ourselves and those around us, including young children who are not yet eligible for vaccination.

Source: Health Care Services Agency