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Salem Haunted Happenings COVID-19 FAQ

via Salem Haunted Happenings 

Massachusetts has been the center of one of the most significant COVID-19 outbreaks in the United States.  On May 18, 2020, the Commonwealth began a 4-Phase reopening process that does not yet have an estimated completion date and may be extended if there is a resurgence of diagnoses and hospitalizations.

As anxious as we all are to get back to work and see our visitors, the recovery process will be slow, deliberate, and data driven.  Phases are estimated to take three weeks, but may be longer depending on public health recommendations.

It is difficult for us to know what Salem Haunted Happenings will look like this year.  Here are a few things we do know:

  • There will be new guidelines for visiting and exploring Salem safely.
  • Salem will be relying on visitors to comply with our local public health guidelines and to take the Salem Together Pledge to ensure Salem Haunted Happenings is safe for residents, front line employees, and visitors.
  • If you are feeling sick (with a fever, cough, sore throat) or have been exposed to the Coronavirus within two weeks of your visit to Salem, please postpone your visit for another time. We look forward to welcoming you when you are feeling better.

The City of Salem and its business community are working hard ensure the safety of visitors and employees.  Please help keep Salem safe by taking the Salem Together Pledge following CDC guidelines and staying home if you are not feeling well, wearing a mask, and washing your hands frequently.

View an update released on August 4, 2020 by the City of Salem regarding October events here.