Still, officials in Boston are reminding residents that the pandemic isn’t over yet.
Acting Mayor Kim Janey’s office released a list of COVID-19 precautions for trick-or-treaters and others celebrating Halloween this year, including social distancing, mask wearing, and hand washing, in addition to the usual safety tips.
The list also includes keeping activities outdoors, encouraging children to “wear masks underneath their Halloween masks,” and encouraging people to get tested before and after attending an event.
“We are thrilled that vaccination rates in Boston are high but remember that children under 12 still can’t be vaccinated against COVID-19 and some neighborhoods of Boston have much lower vaccination rates than the overall Boston rate,” Dr. Jennifer Lo, the medical director of the Boston Public Health Commission, said in a statement.
To report a loud party, please call the Boston Police Department’s Party Line at 617-343-5500.
Please note that patrols in and around college campuses will be increased during the weekend of Halloween.
As always, if you are under 21 years of age, please refrain from the consumption of alcohol. Alcohol consumption by anyone under the age of 21 is an arrestable offense, as is providing alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. Drinking in public, regardless of your age, is an arrestable offense.
The Boston Police Department maintains open lines of communication with all local colleges and universities. Any student arrested will not only face criminal charges, but will also be subject to penalties imposed by their academic institution.
Please follow City of Boston guidelines in regards to COVID-19.
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