Infection by Confection: COVID-19 and the Risk of Trick-or-Treating

Researchers say viral transmission risk is low, even when candies are handled by infected persons, but hand washing and disinfecting collected sweets reduces risk even further.  In a study published October 30, 2020 in the journal mSystems , researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and San Diego State University analyzed the viral load on Halloween candy handled by patients with COVID-19.