Iowa Department of Health haunted house guidance.


Moderate Risk: Haunted Walks

  • Going to an open-air, one-way, walk-through haunted forest where appropriate mask use is enforced, and people can remain more than 6 feet apart
    • If screaming will likely occur, greater distancing is advised. The greater the distance, the lower the risk of spreading a respiratory virus.

Note that having an outdoor movie night with social distancing, and going to a pumpkin patch, are also considered moderate risk.

High risk: Haunted Houses

  • Going to an indoor haunted house where people may be crowded together and screaming.

Note that traditional “trick-or-treating” where kids go door to door for candy is also considered high risk.

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