Trick-or-treating will be ok this year in Shreveport and Bossier City. It will happen on Sunday night October 31 across the region.

Shreveport leaders tell KEEL News “all families are encouraged to adhere to the CDC guidelines for Halloween.”

Bossier City Mayor Tommy Chandler “encourages our kids to get out, be safe and ENJOY a night of fun.”

But you are encouraged to follow the CDC guidelines while you are out in the neighborhoods with your kiddos.

Here are the tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
  • Give out treats outdoors, if possible.
  • Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.
  • Wash hands before handling treats.
  • Wear a mask

You can click here to get more detailed information about staying safe on Halloween.

Some other suggestions offered by the CDC include making your cloth mask part of your costume. The guidelines say your costume mask should not serve as your mask. They also say it’s not a good idea to wear a costume mask over a cloth mask. That could make breathing more difficult.

The CDC also says you should be sure to bring hand sanitizer with you and use it after touching objects or people.

And be sure to wash your hands when you get home and before you eat any treats.

While you are roaming through the neighborhoods, stay at least 6 feet away from others who don’t live with you.

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