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DPH COVID-19 Update 10/30/2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) COVID Data Tracker, a total of 8,834,393 people in the US are battling coronavirus.

  • Oct 30, 2020
  • News & Updates

Halloween Safety and Daylight Savings

Please celebrate Halloween safely tomorrow and plan alternative activities in the safety of your own home. Avoid social gatherings and keep not only yourself, but your family and the community safe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) COVID Data Tracker, a total of 8,834,393 people in the US are battling coronavirus. COVID-19 is here and it is imperative that everyone continues to wear a mask, wash your hands and remain socially distant. 

As previously recommended, avoid social gatherings and look at other fun options on this home based holiday such as:

-Go on an outdoor Halloween-themed scavenger hunt.

-Carve pumpkins with members of your household or outside with neighbors or friends remaining socially distant.

-Walk from house to house, admiring Halloween decorations at a distance.

-Hide Halloween treats in and around your house. Hold a Halloween treat hunt with household members.

-Hold an outdoor costume parade or contest so everyone can show off their costumes.

-Host an outdoor Halloween movie night with friends or neighbors or an indoor movie night with your household members.

Additional Halloween Safety tips and suggestions can be found here. Also, don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 1st. So, turn your clocks back and get an additional hour of rest. 

Additional Resources/Articles

RESOURCE: How Right Now is an initiative to address people's feelings of grief, loss, and worry during COVID-19. In conjunction with The CDC Foundation, partners are local, regional, and national organizations that contribute their resources and expertise to help people through the COVID-19 pandemic. Feel free to share this website and additional information can be found here

VISUAL: The coronavirus is spread through the air, especially in indoor spaces. While it is not as infectious as measles, scientists now openly acknowledge the role played by the transmission of aerosols – tiny contagious particles exhaled by an infected person that remain suspended in the air of an indoor environment. How does the transmission work? And, more importantly, how can we stop it? The article can be found online here.

In-Depth Analysis Report

The Two Week In-Depth Analysis Trend Report is now available online at stlcorona.com. The report, published October 29, can be found here.