The Arizona Republic

Trick-or-Treating? A Pediatrician Shares How to Keep Kids Safe from COVID-19 on Halloween

Children can trick-or-treat safely this year with some precautions against COVID-19, according to medical experts.

Gary Kirkilas, DO — a father of four, a general pediatrician at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Clinical and a clinical assistant professor of Child Health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix — shares his insights.

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