“When the children knock on the door, it becomes a really tight, confined space with number of people there yelling ‘trick or treat.’ And that just creates that close environment that we really are trying to avoid right now,” Bromage said on CNN’s “New Day.”
He said his neighbors are setting up tables at the end of their driveways or hanging candy from spiderweb decorations.
Children should still wear cloth masks and keep their distance outside while trick-or-treating, according to Bromage.
“A mask under a mask would be the safest way to actually go,” he said.
Bromage also admitted he is “feeling a little dark about Thanksgiving.”
He said families should think about limiting the number of people who gather for the holiday and changing plans to not include high-risk family members.
“There are some pretty big risks associated with gathering everybody together this year,” he said.
He said if families are still thinking of celebrating with extended family members, they should consider not having kids in school or group sports, while adults should make sure they do not engage in any high-risk activities for at least a week beforehand.
On Thanksgiving, open windows, space out people and consider buying a HEPA filter, he said.