Dr Fauci suggests unvaccinated trick-or-treaters add a face mask to their costumes
Federal health officials say it’s safe for kids to go out on Halloween this year, but there are additional safety precautions that should be taken into account.
Dr Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the president, said unvaccinated children may want to add a face mask to their costume as a safety measure.
Joshua Rocker, director of pediatrics at Cohens Children Medical Center, said most of the kids who are going to be tricked into the unvaccinated group.
“And if they are going in a group, as we recommend for safety, then they should be masked,” says Rocker.
Some parents tell News 12 their kids won’t wear masks while other family members say they will do other things to keep their candy safe.
Woodbury resident Jennifer Crecco says her children won’t wear masks because they don’t wear them outside during recess or when playing sports.
“No, we won’t do the mask on the outside,” Crecco says.
Oakdale resident Pat Borbee says she’s nervous for her grandchildren and would like them to wear a mask.
“He has to wear it now, him to kindergarten,” Borbee says. “I don’t see why it would be any different.
Rocker says if kids want to eat candy while they’re making treats, they should wash their hands or use Purell.