It’s okay for American children to go trick-or-treating this Halloween, Dr. Anthony Fauci says.
During an appearance on CNN‘s State of the Union on Sunday, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert said trick-or-treating is an outdoor activity where there’s less risk of coronavirus infection, CBS News reported.
“This is a time that children love. It’s a very important part of the year for children,” Fauci noted.
“I think that, particularly if you’re vaccinated, you can get out there … and enjoy it,” he added.
He also said families should enjoy other upcoming holidays, but emphasized people need to be vaccinated to “add an extra degree of protection to yourself and your children and your family and your community.”
Last month, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said children should be able to go trick-or-treating in small groups, CBS News reported.