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County and pediatricians recommend no trick-or-treating amidst COVID19 surge

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The Sheboygan County Division of Public Health in alignment with pediatricians at Aurora Children’s Health has changed its recommendations for trick-or-treating as COVID-19 cases surge in Sheboygan County. Door-to-door trick-or-treating is now being discouraged in favor of alternative ways to celebrate Halloween.

When the County Health Department released its Safe Trick-or-Treat recommendations a little over three weeks ago, the county was seeing an average of 19 positive cases per day between September 9 and 22, according to a release by the Sheboygan County Division of Public Health. Cases continued to climb, prompting the County, in collaboration with a number of local healthcare systems and the business community, to issue a Public Health Emergency Alert on October 6. That alert urged the public to take immediate actions to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Positive cases continued to climb and the County is now reporting 56 positive cases per day, prompting them to move into a “Very High Activity Level” and recommend that parents not take their children door-to-door for Halloween.

Click the image below to read a release by Aurora Health Care Pediatrician groupClick here for alternative Halloween celebration ideas that align with the best practices of COVID prevention.

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