The White House will hold Halloween festivities Sunday, but not without coronavirus safeguards in place.

Guests older than 2 will be required to wear face masks. Social distancing measures will be enforced, while White House staffers will wear gloves to distribute candy.

First lady Melania Trump’s office said hand sanitizer will be available throughout the event and each White House department will utilize a no-touch approach in their area when distributing their product.

The White House is hosting the event despite a coronavirus outbreak earlier this month among the Trump administration and campaign, including President Trump himself as well as the first lady and their 14-year-old son Barron.

As of Friday, the U.S. has approximately 8.4 million coronavirus cases and 223,000 related deaths — both tops globally — according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker.

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