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Hershey has a new trick-or-treating map that helps you stay safe during COVID-19

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In this Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, then-Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, dressed as Batman, gets into the Halloween spirit as he hands out Halloween treats to costumed children during his visit to The Penleigh Child Development Center in Sacramento, Calif.
In this Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, then-Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, dressed as Batman, gets into the Halloween spirit as he hands out Halloween treats to costumed children during his visit to The Penleigh Child Development Center in Sacramento, Calif.
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The candy company Hershey is working to help keep people safe during trick-or-treating this Halloween season.

The company is using a new interactive online map that shows each county in the U.S. The map gives each county a code (green, yellow, orange and red), which explains what activities are available during Halloween.

  • “With the convergence of a full moon, a blue moon, daylight savings time and Saturday celebrations — plus the unprecedented events of this year — Halloween 2020 will truly be one to remember. Much has changed … but our love for the fun, fright and delight of Halloween is strong as ever. So let’s unleash our Halloween inspiration — to celebrate the season in safe, fun, unexpected ways!”

Each of the zone includes different types of restrictions.

Visit the Halloween map to see the restrictions in your county.

Red zone recommendations:

  • Limited invite party
  • Zoom parties
  • Netflix party
  • Porch pictures
  • Candy stations
  • Dress for dinner
  • Costume TikTok videos
  • Scavenger hunt house
  • Halloween karaoke
  • Halloween pinata
  • Have an online murder mystery
  • Trick or treat virtually for UNICEF

Orange zone recommendations:

  • Trick or treat in reverse (you stand in the yard, people bring the candy)
  • Trick or treat drive by (drive over to your neighbors and drop off candy)
  • Costume week (dress up the entire week)
  • Have a candy hunt in the neighborhood

Yellow zone recommendations

  • Go trick-or-treating
  • “Yeet” or throw candy out from your house for people to pick up.
  • Drive up to different houses to trick or treat.
  • Join a neighborhood Halloween parade.
  • Embrace a family pet parade
  • Walk through a nearby forest at night with a flashlight.
  • Have a face mask party.

Green zone:

  • Go trick-or-treating.
  • Visit trick or treat safehouses.
  • Embrace the trunk or treat.
  • Embrace garage trick or treats.
  • Go to a neighborhood costume party.
  • Bring a limited number of guests over.