A few raindrops possible but not a ghoulish Halloween forecast

It will be raining ghosts and goblins on Sunday evening rather than cats and dogs.

Lots of kiddies pounding the pavement in search of treats, and the good news is, the weather will cooperate, for the most part.

Environment Canada says a few showers will fire up during the evening but this won’t be a soaker. At worst, a few raindrops here and there.

That’s not only great news for the trick-or-treaters but also moms and dads who might be joining them on the trek.

Forecasters say there will be a brisk wind, gusts to 40 km/h per hour.

The evening temperature will be 7 to 10 degrees Cel., so not uncomfortable.

Police remind everyone to have a safe Halloween and abide by all traffic rules when crossing roads.

It’s also a good idea for parents to check their children’s candy before letting them indulge.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) wants this Halloween to be fun and safe.

The pandemic continues and the health unit says there are additional precautions you should take depending on your planned activities.

If you trick-or-treat door-to-door:

  • Be outdoors as much as possible. If indoors maintain physical distancing, or if physical distancing is difficult, wear a face covering.
  • Avoid singing or shouting for your treats.
  • Be creative and build the face covering into your costume. NOTE: A costume mask is not a face covering. Costume masks should NOT be worn over a non-medical mask or face covering because it can make it hard to breathe.
  • Do not crowd doorsteps; take turns, one at a time.

If you choose to give out treats:

  • Do not participate in Halloween festivities if you have symptoms, even if they are mild.
  • Keep interactions with trick-or-treaters short and encourage them to move along after receiving their treat from you.
  • Only give out purchased and packaged treats.
  • Consider wearing a face covering when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Wash hands often.
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