You do not want a dressing up to stroll round Salem this October, however in some circumstances you’ll need a masks — not the trick-or-treating form, both.
You possibly can ditch the masks open air — although some folks select to not — however they’re required for indoor public locations, together with Outdated City Corridor the place a Nineteen Twenties-themed costume celebration was held Saturday night time.
“I’m retaining myself protected and everyone else protected as effectively,” mentioned vacationer Kathleen Kazanowitz. “I’m nonetheless going to put on a masks as a result of I don’t know if persons are vaccinated or not, and I need to be protected.”
Individuals on the $100-a-ticket Haunted Speakeasy Saturday night time additionally needed to present proof of a destructive COVID-19 take a look at to get by means of the doorways — no matter vaccination standing.
“I’ve no downside with it. I’ve been vaccinated since April,” one partygoer mentioned.
After final yr, when folks have been advised to keep away from Salem amid the pandemic and Halloween occasions have been canceled, this yr all are welcome however there’s a key rule now in place.
Occasion attendees waited exterior Outdated City Corridor to indicate their paperwork, and not one of the folks NBC10 Boston spoke with appeared to thoughts.
“It was very simple,” one girl mentioned of the expertise.
“I’ve been vaccinated since January. It’s no massive deal to me. If you wish to play, play sensible,” one other girl shared.
This specific Halloween event required proof of a negative COVID-19 test as a result of it was inside and had greater than 100 company. Anybody attending a big indoor occasion like a pageant or ball should present proof of a destructive COVID take a look at, taken inside 72 hours, even when vaccinated.