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What can I do to make Halloween safe this year?

There’s a burning question on the minds of countless kids and parents across the country: Is Halloween still happening? Pediatric infectious diseases specialist Dr. Caroline Quach helps make sense of this tricky issue.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and infectious diseases specialists across Canada say there are ways to celebrate Halloween safely this year. (ShineTerra/Shutterstock)

COVID-19 has turned every aspect of our lives upside down. Right now, there's a burning question on the minds of countless kids, parents and neighbours across the country: Is Halloween still happening?  

Public health guidelines vary depending on where you live and have sparked a lot of discussion on social media, adding to the confusion. 

Dr. Caroline Quach, pediatric infectious diseases specialist and medical microbiologist at CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal, joins The Dose host Dr. Brian Goldman to help make sense of this tricky issue. 

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