This year’s Halloween is expected to be a lot more enjoyable for many children.
Dr. Rochelle Walsky, director of the Centers for Disease Control said that children should have the freedom to go trick-or treating outdoors.
“I wouldn’t necessarily go to a crowded Halloween party, but I think that we should be able to let our kids go trick-or-treating in small groups,” Dr. Walensky said on Face the Nation.
The statement is a stark contrast from the CDC’s position in 2020.
Last year, it considered trick-or-treating a “high-risk” activity.
COVID-19 vaccinations were not yet available and there was a rise in trick-or-treating cases before the winter surge.