By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is offering some advice for Halloween. Health officials say it’s a good idea to wear a face mask in addition to a costume mask.

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They say that a costume mask won’t offer as much protection as a face mask.

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Other guidance includes: outdoor gatherings are considered safer than indoor gatherings and smaller groups are usually safer than large ones.

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Health officials also say the best way to stay safe is to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Jennifer McRae