Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District Announces Halloween Safety Guidelines

Certain Activities Can Increase COVID-19 Risks

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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District wants residents to have a safe Halloween and recognizes certain activities can increase the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.

Halloween can still be celebrated, but health officials recommend you create Halloween activities at home with your families, such as a movie night, a spooky candy hunt, or even a haunted house.

If you plan on going out, here are some tips that will help your night be safe and fun:

  • Protect those who are not yet eligible for vaccination by incorporating a face mask with your costume - not the plastic Halloween mask that has a hole for the mouth and the nose
  • Practice social distancing and avoid crowded Halloween gatherings
  • Sanitize your hands often between trick-or-treating.
  •  If gathering indoors, continue good handwashing practices and open windows
  • If you are sick or have symptoms, do not host, or attend a gathering

Everyone hosting or attending any Halloween festivities should continue following safety guidelines and practice the public health three Ws:

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

The complete list of recommendations can be found online at