Halloween: COVID Edition

By Dani and Julia

You may have been looking forward to having fun on Halloween and trick or treating, but Halloween is going to look very different. Medical Professionals suggest that you can go trick or treating in a small group of friends no bigger than 10. 

Here are some things you should keep in mind for Halloween this year: 

  1. Wear a Mask: In public, you never know who could be surrounding you. It is always safest to wear your mask. While this will not fully ensure that you will not get COVID, it does ensure more safety for you and your family. 

  2. Stay 6 ft away from each other to avoid and sort of contamination.

  3. Try to Have individually wrapped candy(If you are still giving candy out this year). Another thing you may want to do is leave a basket out with your individually wrapped candy, to try to avoid too much contact with strangers. 

  4. Consider Not trick or treating: While trick or treating can be one of the best parts of Halloween, you may want to consider another activity. There are plenty of things that you can do to celebrate Halloween: watch a movie, drive by the decorated houses, carve pumpkins, etc. 

  5. Wear Gloves: Hand Hygiene is very important, especially since many strangers are touching the candy. Doctors also recommend washing your hands regularly during handing out candy, but if you are going trick or treating remember to carry a bottle of hand sanitizer with you. 

Another thing you may want to look at before you go trick or treating is the CDC color-coded map. Green areas are safer areas to trick or treat this year as cases are low and have been staying low. Check out this map before you go trick or treating.

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