Mayor: No county-specific rules on tap for Oct. 31

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A group from the Pacific Discovery program walk together near Carlsmith Beach Park while learning about the wetlands in Keaukaha on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. The mayor has increased the limit for outdoor gathering sizes from 10 to 25.

People walk past a Halloween decoration outside of the Hilo Town Tavern on Monday. Mayor Mitch Roth said Monday that he will not issue any county-specific rules for Halloween, instead encouraging families to simply “use common sense” to avoid spreading COVID-19. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

Ghosts and ghouls can walk among the living on Halloween, as long as they avoid large groups and interpersonal contact, said state and county officials.