Health department issues warning about unsafe Halloween activities

With the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Upshur County, full compliance with COVID-19 guidelines and preventative practices are essential to prevent the spread of this deadly disease.

Many social gatherings, events and activities will take place this Halloween. The Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department strongly advises the public to avoid any Halloween festivities, events, or social gatherings that do not follow COVID-19 guidelines or are not COVID-19 safe.

COVID-19 practices for Halloween activities include:

• Wear a cloth mask
• Indoors and outdoors, stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you
• Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently

For more information on how protect your and your family this Halloween, please visit

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