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Traditional trick-or-treating often involves large crowds and narrow walkways — both of which can increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission, he said.

People should avoid any indoor Halloween activities, Wozniak said. Even outdoor gatherings, such as a bonfire, have a moderate risk and are not encouraged, he said.

And if there’s alcohol involved there’s “less vigilance at maintaining social distance over time.”

“I think the safe way to do it is to place treat bags or candy bags outside your home,” Wozniak said, adding families could also drop them off on friends’ porches. “Our hope is that based on the recent uptick in cases … that people will be more careful about holding activities and events.”

Twilight hunt

When it comes to celebrating Halloween, some Dane County families are getting creative.

Gina Cuta lives in Springfield Corners in the Middleton-Cross Plains School District. Her three children, ages 6, 4 and 2, “love Halloween,” Cuta said. And while trick-or-treating feels like maybe it could be OK, “we felt a little unsure about it.”

She was checking out some options online when she came across an idea for an Easter egg hunt with a Halloween twist. Her plan is to hold the candy hunt at twilight; which might also include a scavenger hunt.

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