Sioux Valley Dakota Nation members continue to have a significant role to play in working together to support health measures and reduce the spread of COVID-19. This information is intended to assist community members on how to participate in fall celebrations while reducing the potential spread of COVID-19.
Household members who feel unwell should not take part; if you start to feel unwell when out, return home as soon as you can.
Be aware that alternatives to trick or treating are being reviewed within the community; details will be forthcoming;
Wash or sanitize your hands frequently and maintain a minimum distance of two meters from people who aren’t in your immediate Tiwahe/residence.
For extra protection, have kids wear a real mask instead of a costume mask; or under their mask if it doesn’t impact their ability to breathe.
If you want to have trick-or-treaters, leave your lights on so your neighbours know you are comfortable having kids come to your door for candy.
Some additional tips for those opting to provide candy:
Do not hand out candy if you are feeling unwell or isolating.
Wear a non-medical mask
Maintain a safe distance from others
If weather allows, consider handing treats outside from your driveway
Do not place a candy bowl outside – instead, make packaged candy bags and space them out on a table or blanket;
Consider constructing a slide or chute to dispense candy – now is the time for creativity so let’s get creative!
Christopher Hersak RN BN
Director / Dakota Oyate Lodge