Doctor warns trick-or-treat could spread COVID-19
Halloween is just weeks away, but the Rio Grande Valley isn't preparing for trick-or-treat.
Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez and Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. prohibited the annual tradition, concerned about the coronavirus.
Doctors agreed with the decision.
"Young children walking door-to-door, putting their hands into a communal bowl or jar with things that they're then going to take and put in their mouth, it's just the perfect recipe for being able to transmit something like COVID-19," said Dr. Christopher Romero of Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen.
Romero and other health experts recommend that families avoid large Halloween gatherings and celebrate at home instead.
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