Comprehension of what is and isn’t permissible has grown more challenging as regions teeter between reopening and reclosing amid surging coronavirus cases. There are Halloween guidelines to review and selective closures to keep up on.

Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam has said there’s no need to cancel the tradition, so long as trick-or-treaters respect the new realities of the pandemic. But while most provinces agreed with that message, others did not.

In New Brunswick, what you can do on Halloween depends on the region you live in. In Ontario, kids in COVID-19 hotspots are being encouraged not to go trick-or-treating.

Heather Yourex-West sorts through the confusion, and hears from experts on what families can do to celebrate safely.

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