Is Trick or Treating Canceled This Year?

Now that America has entered its second full year of the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are asking if Trick or Treating will be canceled this year. Dr. Fauci spoke to CNN on Sunday, October 10, 2021, and addressed host Dana Bash’s question whether parents can enjoy Halloween with their children this year. Dr. Fauci answered as follows.

I think that — particularly if you’re vaccinated, but you can get out there.

You’re outdoors, for the most part — at least when my children were out there doing trick or treating. And enjoy it. I mean, this is a time that children love. It’s a very important part of the year for children. I know my children enjoyed it.

So, I mean, again, particularly if you’re vaccinated. If you’re not vaccinated, again, think about it, that you will add an extra degree of protection to yourself and your children and your family and your community.

So it’s a good time to reflect on why it’s important to get vaccinated, but go out there and enjoy Halloween, as well as the other holidays that will be coming up.

The news came as a relief to many who want to ensure that life gets back to normal as soon as possible. With COVID-19 cases beginning to drop nationwide and more people getting vaccinated, people are continuing to take extra precautions to ensure their safety, but at the same time, aren’t hiding out in their homes while living in fear.

As many children are too young to get vaccinated, many parents will ensure that their children wear face masks with their Halloween costumes. 

You may see Dr. Fauci’s interview with Dana Bash and his statements regarding children trick-or-treating on Halloween 2021 in the video player below.

Though many people celebrated Dr. Fauci’s “green light” for Halloween, other parents weren’t waiting for Dr. Fauci to give the go-ahead. The way Americans handle the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically for how their children handle things such as school, mask wearing, social distancing, sports, and celebrating holidays has been contentious.

Still, it is expected that many people will resume trick-or-treating this year, as compared to 2020, with or without extra precautions.

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