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Mayo Clinic doctors recommend against traditional trick-or-treating due to pandemic

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 9) - Mayo Clinic doctors are recommending parents avoid allowing their children traditional trick-or-treating this year for Halloween as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on.Doctors say with trick-or-treating and other Halloween activities, there is an increased risk for transmission.Speaking with members of the media on Friday, Dr.

Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious disease expert at Mayo, said parents should seek alternatives that will allow for fun but limit the risk.Mayo is recommending against trick-or-treating, indoor parties, and haunted houses."Halloween is not cancelled, we are just celebrating in a different way this year," said Dr.

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