It is best to plan precautionary measures for Halloween as most trick-or-treaters are children who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated. It is safest to plan for outdoor events and to dress for the weather. Keeping a safe physical distance from others outside one’s household will also reduce risk. Also remember that everyone aged 2 years and older in Illinois, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask when in public indoor settings. Ultimately, the best precautionary measure for the holiday season is for those who are eligible (12 years old and up) to get vaccinated for COVID-19, and for everyone 6 months and older to get the seasonal flu vaccine. Find more information on having fun while staying safe this Halloween from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Illinois Department of Public Health.