October 30, 2020

Scenic Mountain Medical Center Hosts Drive-Thru Trick or Treating

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise locally.  And with Halloween just around the corner, many families are struggling with how to celebrate the holiday while still staying safe.

“Although many traditional Halloween activities can be high risk for spreading the virus, there are still several safer alternative ways to still participate in Halloween," said Dr. Rohith Saravanan, Chief Medical Officer at Scenic Mountain Medical Center.

Scenic Mountain Medical Center will host a free drive-thru trick or trick event for children and their families on Saturday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The event will take place outside the hospital’s main entrance, located at 1601 W 11th place in Big Spring, Texas.

“With COVID-19 impacting many of the usual Halloween activities in our area, we wanted to give our community’s children and their families a safe way to do trick or treating,” said Stacey Brown, President of Scenic Mountain Medical Center.  “Scenic Mountain has always been a safe place with our annual Trunk or Treat event.  We simply modified our event to be consistent with the CDC recommendations and, as a result, are confident we can do it safely this year. “

All participants will be required to stay inside their vehicle as they receive treats from Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The following CDC Halloween recommendations will be observed including:

  • All exhibitors wearing protective masks
  • All candy individually wrapped and in treat bags
  • No-contact trick or treating where children (or parents) pick up the treat bag instead of it being handed to them

The CDC also urges trick or treaters to make masks part of their costumes this year, and not to substitute a costume mask for a cloth mask. Additionally, it advised not to wear a costume mask over a cloth mask, as this can make breathing more difficult.