New Yorkers should practice basic public health precautions this Halloween
October 29, 2021 — With Halloween just around the corner, the Health Department reminds all New Yorkers to practice COVID-19 safety precautions (PDF): stay home if feeling sick, wear a face mask if you’re handing out treats or not fully vaccinated, avoid large gatherings, especially indoors, and keep your hands clean!
“Don’t be tricked by COVID-19 this Halloween!” said Health Commissioner Dr. Dave A Chokshi. “New Yorkers should revel in this year’s spooky season, but we should all be aware that COVID-19 is still spreading in NYC. Continue to follow public health precautions to keep yourself and your family safe this Halloween!”
If you are not yet fully vaccinated, you must continue to follow public health precautions – wear a mask, avoid crowds, stay home if you’re not feeling well and get tested.
A fully vaccinated person is much less likely to get sick or spread the virus that causes COVID-19. It has never been easier to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in New York City. To find a vaccination site, visit nyc.gov/vaccinefinder or call 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692).
Testing remains an important part of reducing the spread of COVID-19. If you are feeling ill or believe you have been exposed, visit nyc.gov/covidtest or call 311 to find a testing site near you.
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