Researchers determined that COVID-19 transmission risk via Halloween candies is low, even when they are handled by infected people, but handwashing and disinfecting collected sweets reduces risk even further.
Families gathered around the table for hours to share food, conversation and laughter — all the ingredients for a joyous holiday — and the spread of COVID-19. Rush infectious disease specialists and a child psychologist share facts and tips for enjoying the holidays safely.
New data from Michigan State University predicts that trick-or-treating could be down approximately 41% for households with children under 14 due to COVID-19.
Shanina Knighton, an instructor and hygiene researcher at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, was among the first experts to sound the alarm on hand-washing when she did a 10-part Twitter thread on hygiene very…
Halloween isn’t going to be the same this year, but families can still have fun while reducing their risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus), says Priya Soni, MD, a Cedars-Sinai pediatric infectious disease specialist.
Dr. Poj Lysouvakon, pediatric director of the Mother-Baby Unit at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital, says it’s still possible to have a safe and fun Halloween this year. Here’s how.