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America Should be Good to go for Halloween and Other Holidays, Fauci Says

He still urges people to practice smart safety precautions

Vaccinated Americans should feel comfortable celebrating Halloween and other upcoming holidays, the nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said outdoor trick-or-treating could be a relatively safe activity as the nation continues to fight COVID-19.

"You're outdoors, for the most part — at least when my children were out there doing trick-or-treating," he told CNN's "State of the Union." "And enjoy it. I mean, this is a time that children love. It's a very important part of the year for children. I know my children enjoyed it."

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