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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nora Meyers Sackett
Press Secretary, Office of the Governor
Oct. 6, 2020
State launches COVID-safe, family-friendly Halloween events
SANTA FE – The state of New Mexico on Tuesday announced a calendar of 13 family-friendly Halloween activities New Mexicans can safely enjoy at home all through the month of October.
By visiting TogetherNM.org, New Mexicans will find recipes, arts and crafts ideas and other suggestions on how to celebrate Halloween safely.
“This is a year like no other, as we all know,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “We can’t spend time with friends and our neighbors the way we want to. But a holiday is a time to remember that we are all together in this struggle even when we’re physically apart, and I hope New Mexico families can safely enjoy this Halloween by partaking in some of these safe, fun events.”
Beginning Oct. 11, people can post their creations on the TogetherNM.org site and are encouraged to participate in costume contests for prizes.
The public will be able to vote on the costumes at TogetherNM.org and winners will be announced on Halloween.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued recommendations and guidelines for low- and high-risk Halloween activities.
Those guidelines can be found here.
According to the CDC, those higher-risk activities that should be avoided in order to reduce the risk of virus transmission include:
Lower-risk activities as outlined by the CDC include some of those the state has included in its 13 family-friendly activities. Those lower-risk and COVID-safe Halloween activities are:
The state’s emergency health order and all its operative guidelines and restrictions – including the requirement to wear face masks at all times in public and the restriction on gatherings of more than 10 individuals – applies to all prospective Halloween events and activities.