Otero/Crowley County Health Department Halloween Guidelines

Description: Halloween Guidelines From Otero/Crowley County Health Department...

THIS IS A RAPIDLY EVOLVING AND FLUID SITUATION.  INFORMATION AND ACTION ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.  BE PREPARED TO BE FLEXIBLE AND PATIENT. 

The situations, numbers, website links, data, and etc. described below were current as of Tuesday 10/29/2020 at 11:58 am.

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10/29/2020 Crowley/Otero COVID-19 Update #1:  Halloween Guidance

Please take the time to read and understand this entire message.

Internet links:  Before I send out each update, I check the links to make sure they are active.  However, links do change from time to time, so the links I sent out today may not be the same tomorrow.  You may have to search around a bit.

Hello to all.  On Tuesday, 10/27/2020 I apprised you of Crowley and Otero’s move on the Dial to Safer At Home Level 2.  This move will be in effect on Friday, 10/30/2020.  Of course, the day after that is Halloween!  We absolutely need all of our little ghouls and goblins (and their parents, sister/brothers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.) to be safe, and to make sure others are as safe as possible.  To this end, please keep in mind the following important points for Halloween participation under Safer At Home Level 2:

1.      Indoor events:  50% room capacity, or 100 person cap, whichever is less.

2.      Outdoor events:  50% venue capacity, or 175 person cap, whichever is less.

3.      Personal, social gatherings:  10 people limit from no more than 2 households.

Ø  For more information:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uj7v97VjjnMD10bLThx-rAhNZTQPnRrZ/view

4.      Minimum social distancing of 6 feet between those that are not immediate household members.

5.      Masks are required (if the person can medically tolerate them).

6.      Please do not participate in any Halloween events if you or your kiddos are feverish and/or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Ø  COVID-19 Symptoms

ü      CDPHE:  https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid19-symptoms

ü      CDC:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

7.      Wash hands frequently and thoroughly.

8.      You can also see the level restrictions online at the following website   https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial/covid-19-dial-dashboard and click on the “Show Guidelines and Restrictions” link.

And now, here are some suggestions from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE): 


Don’t do Halloween half-masked 

CDPHE Halloween Social Distance Media

Keep your distance this Halloween

Alternative Celebrations for Halloween

Day of the Dead or Día de Los Muertos

Video 

Blog

Halloween coverup blog

Please remember, we call it Safer At Home for a very good reason.  Why not consider having a “spooktacular” family night at home?  Get an age-appropriate spooky movie and/or book, treats, games, costumes, and have fun spending Halloween with the immediate family.  Does anyone remember the early 1970’s made-for-TV movie Gargoyles?  That’s a fun movie to watch (in my opinion anyway).  In fact, I believe Gargoyles was special/makeup effects artist Stan Winston’s first film.  He went on to do the special effects in such movies as Edward Scissorhands, Jurassic Park, Aliens, and etc., etc., etc.  His work led to some Academy Awards too. 

If you have questions, please contact the following staff that have been assigned to assist you: 

ü  Su Korbitz

o   ehdir@oterogov.org

o   (719) 383-4728

ü  Tony Harviston

o   eha@oterogov.org

o   (719) 383-3087

If you call and Su or Tony are not readily available, please leave your name and phone number and they will return your call as soon as they are able. 

Please remember, it is up to us. 

Richard Ritter, Executive Director

Otero County Health Department

13 West 3rd Street, Room 111

La Junta, Colorado 81050

719-383-3045 (Office)

719-383-3060 (Fax)

rritter@oterogov.org

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