Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District Announces Halloween Safety Web Page

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - Due to COVID-19 still circulating in our community, Halloween, like many other events this year, will not be your typical celebration.

As we learn more about the impact holidays have on COVID-19 cases, we recognize certain activities have the potential to increase the risk of spreading the virus. This time of year is adored by many and the Corpus Christi - Nueces County Public Health District feels it’s important to adjust our current traditions to keep everyone safe.

Halloween can still be celebrated, but like the perfect costume, the Public Health District advises altering it to fit our community’s needs. We advise you to create new Halloween activities at home with your family like a movie night, a spooky candy hunt, or even a haunted house.

If you plan on going out, here are some DO’s and DON’Ts that will help your night be safe and fun:

  • DO plan your celebration.
  • DO plan creative ways to distribute treats contactless.
  • DO evaluate the risks. 
  • DO NOT hand out treats directly, instead; have pre-packaged treats, socially distanced or hang them from your trees.
  • DO NOT host a party where social distancing is not possible.

Everyone hosting or attending any Halloween festivities should continue following safety guidelines and practice the public health 3 W’s:

  • Wear a mask
  • Watch your distance and
  • Wash your hands often

The complete list of recommendations can be found online at

Media representatives can contact Health Education Manager Diane Prime at 361-826-7220 or

Graphic 10-9-20 Halloween Website