Trick-or-Treating in 2020 | Tips to Stay Safe on Halloween
Healthy Halloween Tips to Stay Safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As all holiday celebrations have all been affected by COVID-19, it is expected that life will continue to be different well into 2021. With pumpkin spiced lattes officially marking the arrival of fall, kids across America are eagerly anticipating for Halloween — arguably one of the sweetest nights in the entire year. Keep your family safe and healthy this year by following these tips to survive Halloween in 2020.
Is Trick-or-Treating possible?
While many health experts and some local jurisdictions have advised against trick-or-treating this Halloween, there are still ways to celebrate this spooky season as long as everyone takes necessary precautionary steps to stay safe. You can survive this holiday by being in line with other safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Tips to Stay Safe Outdoors:
- Wear a Mask: Choose Halloween costumes that incorporates your fitted protective safety mask. There are many stores that sells specially designed masks. Skip adding makeup and go for a mask that does the job for you. If nothing on the market matches your Halloween outfit, you can easily DIY and add your own flair. Glitter or gore? That’s totally up to you! Another option is to wear your safety mask under a costume mask. While it might get a little toasty, you will be able to take off the outer mask at any point during the night.
- Social Distancing: Keep at least 6ft away from other children and families. Don’t be afraid to queue up for candy. Being in closed contact with other people can be extremely dangerous with how easily COVID-19 spreads. Droplets from someone coughing, sneezing, talking, are launched into the air and land onto those around them.
- Skip Risky Activities: Skip the carnivals, usual hay rides, haunted houses, and other spooky activities this season. Aside from staying away from crowds, you want to stay away from areas that are hot spots.
Tips to Stay Safe at Home:
- Wash your Hands: Make sure to disinfect your hands before and after handing out any candy. If you just purchased some candy from the store for your kids or the neighborhood kids, properly disinfect the packaging before handing it out.
- Wear a Mask: Wear personal safety gear such as masks and gloves.
- Limit Contact: Make it fun. Toss your candy out into your lawn as kids walk by or turn it into a game. The goal is to avoid any physical contact.
- Avoid Parties: Skip hosting or attending a party this year. While you may want to visit some family, you can easily celebrate with everyone by going online.