US health officials say trick-or-treating outdoors is safe

SOUTHERN OREGON, —With Halloween right around the corner, the nation’s top infectious disease expert says families can feel safe trick-or-treating outdoors, this year. Dr. Anthony Fauci is encouraging children to “go out and enjoy it.”

He adds that people wanting to enjoy Halloween should consider getting the vaccine for extra protection. Ashland resident Alfred Rudolph, says it’s great news for his two young daughters.

“I think it’s great, I miss trick or treating, I loved it as a kid. As long as we’re safe and they wash their hands a lot, I think we can try to have fun,” said Rudolph.

The director of the CDC also said that outdoor trick-or-treating would be safe for kids, though she encouraged people to avoid crowded Halloween parties.

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Jenna King is the 6pm and 11pm anchor for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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