Safe Halloween Recommendations

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The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) wants everyone to have a great holiday season. If you are planning Halloween or other holiday activities, we have some tips and recommendations from our partners at Intermountain Healthcare and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to keep you and your family safe while having fun.

Tips for Safe & Responsible Recreation

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Knowing how to approach travel safely and responsibly right now is challenging. While the opportunity to relax and escape into Utah’s wide-open spaces may be enticing, thoughts surrounding social distancing, sanitation and safety in public places are distressing. Traveling inherently increases the risk of contracting and spreading the coronavirus, but there are measures we can all take to travel more responsibly and have a positive impact on the communities we visit.

Who should be tested for coronavirus?

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Whether a person is tested depends on the level of risk. The Utah Department of Health will assess the risk of the person and consult with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine the need for testing on a case-by-case basis.