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The County of Marin's Public health Department has issued guidance for enjoying upcoming fall celebrations safely. This guidance outlines safer ways to celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.The COVID-19 virus continues to circulate in communities within Marin County causing severe illness, hospitalizations and deaths among our residents. Individuals can spread COVID-19 even without symptoms. While the primary means of spread involves droplets created by coughing, sneezing and talking, aerosols caused by normal breathing and virus particles on hard surfaces can also spread COVID-19.This ongoing risk requires everyone to follow necessary precautions. Reducing close contact with individuals outside your household, wearing masks, practicing hand hygiene, and staying home when not feeling well are all important measures to slow the spreadMany traditional holiday activities promote congregating and mixing of households, which increase the risk of transmitting COVID-19. For this reason, Marin County Public Health recommends that you choose a safer alternative way to celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos and strongly discourages trick-or-treating. It is important to plan early and identify safer options.CLICK HERE to access Marin County Department of Public Health's recommendations for enjoying a safer Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Celebrations during the COVID-19 Pandemic.