Arkansas releases guidelines for Halloween during COVID-19 pandemic

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — During his weekly briefing, Governor Asa Hutchinson outlined some guidelines from the Arkansas Department of Health for Halloween as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

The state health department is suggesting that trick-or-treaters do the following:

The CDC released its Halloween guidance in September which included discouraging door-to-door trick-or-treating and attending costume parties or haunted houses.

In late September, the governor made it clear he would not cancel Halloween and stressed that if guidelines are followed, “then it’ll ought to be a safe Halloween.”