The Town of Milton Select Board joins the Board of Health and the Milton Health Department in reminding residents that the Centers for Disease Control guidelines state that "participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door-to-door" is considered a higher risk Halloween activity. We recognize the desire to celebrate traditional holidays and encourage families, friend groups, and organizations to mark special occasions with lower risk activities. Examples to get you started can be found at the CDC website:

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I can see why trick or treating is risky, but so has been everything else we've been doing everyday. Here is a suggestion... Let the kids go door to door like they normally would. Then lay the candy out in the sunlight the next day for a few minutes. If it melts a bit, put it in the fridge. Between the UV and the humidity in the fridge, the RNA will degrade rapidly. That's if it even survived over night in the first place. We're all going to be just fine :)

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