Covid-19 Strikethrough



This is a Halloween like no other and it calls for new ways to celebrate!

Here are some ideas to have a Spooktacular October while preventing the spread of COVID-19.

  • Host a virtual costume contest or pumpkin carving competition
  • Join a Halloween movie night at a drive-in theater
  • Decorate your home and yard with the family
  • Take a tour by car of local neighborhoods to enjoy the decorations

Keep it outdoors! The spread of COVID-19 is more prevalent inside where social distancing is difficult, so enjoy the beautiful fall weather and maintain 6 feet from others.

Check out local events practicing safe social-distancing on I Love Memphis.

Scary Situations to Avoid

  • Halloween parties open to lots of people — even if they are outdoors.
  • Carnivals and festivals
  • Parades
  • Haunted houses
  • Door-to-door trick-or-treating

Many favorite Halloween past-times are difficult to do while social-distancing. To protect your family and the community, public health experts recommend opting for creative alternatives this year!

And remember guys and ghouls…

  • If you are sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19, stay home and away from others and seek testing.
  • Wear a cloth mask with two or more layers over the nose and mouth and secure it under the chin.
  • Avoid confined spaces – Actively avoid indoor spaces that don’t allow for easy distancing of at least six feet between yourself and others.
  • Avoid close contact – Stay at least six feet away from all other people who are not part of your own household, especially when talking, eating and drinking.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often.
  • Clean frequently touched items regularly.

Beware of scams, false news and hoaxes about COVID-19

Accurate information, including announcements of new cases in Shelby County will always be distributed by the Shelby County Health Department through press releases, social media, and our website: