The leaves are falling, pumpkins are being picked in the patch, and there’s a chill in the air. That must mean Halloween is right around the corner…..are you ready to trick or treat 2020 style?
The fact is that while some places are forging ahead with the festivities, not everyone is celebrating Halloween in a traditional way. Where you live will determine the events available to you and your family, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your own spooky celebration.
Check out CDC’s recommendations, what is considered high and low risk. Decorating your house and carving pumpkins with your family is low on the list of risks. Along with these activities are movie nights and virtual events. It makes sense that these options are low-risk considering that they don’t involve any close contact with people outside your home. And, the good news is that they still get you in the Halloween spirit.
Moderately risky events involve interacting with others. With this risk come guidelines for social distancing, sanitization, masks, and small groups in the outdoor air.
Of course high risk events would include haunted houses, hayrides, and regular trick or treating involving larger crowds and close contact, which don’t coincide with safety at this time.
Whether you live in a part of town with active Halloween participation or not, that shouldn’t deter you from celebrating the season. If you’re not comfortable joining an event, consider a low-risk alternative. However, if you want to take full advantage of events in your area, stay smart and stay safe. Halloween celebrations are possible, even in times such as these. Sometimes all it takes is a little imagination and a willingness to do something apart from regular tradition.
So, if you want to trick or treat 2020 Covid style, be sure to STAY SAFE, USE PRECAUTIONS and HAVE FUN!!!