As we approach the fall, one thing that's probably been on everyone's mind is "how are we celebrating Halloween in Quebec this year?" Six months into the pandemic with no end in sight, questions are starting to emerge about just how the holiday — which usually includes parties and exchanges with strangers — will go down this year. On Wednesday, National Public Health Director Dr. Horacio Arruda said that officials are considering it.\nDr. Arruda cheekily mentioned that the government will assemble the best "scientific committee" to evaluate whether or not Halloween is a go this year.\nEditor's Choice: A Group Is Trying To Get Every Single Montrealer To Leave Food Outside On 1 Day This Month\n"If there is a Halloween, it will have to be a special Halloween, different."\n"Perhaps we'll have some virtual Halloweens but a Halloween where everyone is walking around and visiting other people's homes... that concerns me."\nHe mentioned that while there are concerns, strategies will be developed according to how the situation progresses.\n"Maybe we'll have a new strategy to celebrate Halloween without exposing people," said Dr. Arruda.\nWith a laugh, he concluded by saying that even though he knows people are going to wear masks, Halloween masks aren't approved by public health.\nOn its face, Halloween presents problems in the COVID era.\nTrick-or-treating, of course, requires people to visit strangers' homes to receive candy — not to mention all the candy sharing that happens at the end of the night.\nView this post on Instagram COVID-19 Chaque geste compte pour limiter la contagion et avec ce qu’on fait, on est en train de sauver des vies. Je demande aux employeurs de faire preuve de souplesse et d’arrêter de demander des billets de médecins à vos employés. Ça engorge le système inutilement. Ceux qui peuvent faire du télétravail, faites-le. Si ce n’est pas possible, gardez une distance de 1 ou 2 mètres avec vos collègues de travail. Concernant les rassemblements, la directive est claire : aucun rassemblement qui n’est pas nécessaire. Il faut éviter la contagion. Ensemble, on est capables! Glissez à gauche pour les nouvelles mesures mises en place aujourd’hui par notre gouvernement 👉🏻 A post shared by François Legault (@francoislegault.pm) on Mar 16, 2020 at 4:04pm PDT\nGovernment and public health officials have already outlined a plan for a potential second wave and, in the last few weeks of summer, Quebec has seen how a single gathering can produce dozens of COVID-19 cases.\nThere has also been an increase in cases in regions across the province after what Premier Legault called a "general relaxation" of discipline.\nPosted by CIUSSS du Saguenay−Lac-Saint-Jean on Wednesday, September 2, 2020\nHow Halloween will factor into all of this is unclear. And the closer it gets to October, the more pressed officials will be to come up with an appropriate plan of action.\n#COVID19 - Au Québec, la situation est la suivante:15 277 prélèvements effectués le 1er sept.15 238 analyses réalisées le 1er sept.1 075 126 cas négatifs le 2 sept.62 933 cas confirmés le 2 sept. Pour en savoir plus sur la situation au Québec: https://t.co/fiqW5E4y8R— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) September 3, 2020\nDepending on what the plan is, we might all have to dress up as doctors and nurses with our face masks on this Halloween.\nBut really, isn't that one of the best ways to honour our hard-working health care workers?