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Seven doctors from Aurora Children’s Health in Sheboygan wrote a letter this week saying they don’t think it's safe for children to take part in door-to-door trick or treating this year.

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The letter said that door-to-door trick-or-treating creates health risks for both children and those who are passing out candy. With Sheboygan County ranked as a hot spot in the country for COVID-19, the doctors recommended families not participate in door-to-door trick-or-treating.

“Even though children are less likely than adults to get seriously ill from this infection, they can easily spread it to parents and grandparents who are more vulnerable to serious complications,” the letter said.

The doctors noted that the American Academy of Pediatrics has discouraged door-to-door trick or treating this year.

 The city of Sheboygan had previously said that it will host a public trick or treating on Halloween from 4 to 7 p.m. On Monday, there is a Common Council meeting where the issue may be discussed.

The doctors offered a link to a variety of other ways to have a fun Halloween while not trick-or-treating. Some of the ideas include a spooky movie night, decorating pumpkins, Halloween-themed events and outdoor community events.


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