Saturday, Oct 31, 2020
Like many things this year, traditional Halloween festivities may look a little different this weekend. But that doesn’t mean that your family can’t have a fun and magical Halloween celebration!
Following the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in-person trick-or-treating can be high-risk for spreading viruses. We’ve provided some safe tips and exciting alternatives to make sure your Halloween is FaBOOlous.
Safety Tips for the Trick-or-Treaters
- Stay home if you’re sick.
- Wear a mask that covers BOTH your nose and mouth.*
- Wash and sanitize your hands regularly.
- Trick-or-treat with people in your household.
- Stay outdoors and remain 6ft apart from people not in your household.
- Do not hand out candy if you are sick.
- Consider individually wrapped candy bags.
- Set up a disinfected distribution table to hand out candy to eliminate direct contact.
- Talk to your kiddos about safety and social distancing expectations.
Create new Halloween traditions this year with some MONSTER-ously fun alternative activities!
- Host a virtual Halloween costume contest with friends.
- Have a Halloween movie night with people you live with.
- Have a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search in or around your home rather than going house to house.
- Carve or decorate pumpkins and other Halloween treats.
Whether you're planning a celebratory night at home or going trick-or-treating, we hope you and your loved ones have a safe and fun Halloween.
If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween activities and should not hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.
*Do not wear a costume mask over a protective cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.