She also said that creative use of “different fabrics” can turn an everyday mask into part of a costume.
“There are some really cool ideas where people hand out treats from the end of a hockey stick or something, using a pool noodle to tell your kids how far apart they should be. others, ”she said. “So there are ways to deal with this outside. ”
Tam stressed that parents and children should follow guidelines set by local health authorities, as some local COVID-19 cases are much larger than others.
For example, in Ottawa – which has gone red on its COVID alert scale after a recent outbreak of cases – the local public health agency has put forward a series of suggestions that include holding virtual costume parties and limiting deceptions to people. in a household.
Tam and his colleague, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr Howard Njoo, said more advice will soon be posted on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website.
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