As Halloween approaches, the holiday—like the others thus far in 2020—may need to be celebrated a bit differently this year.
The Centers for Disease for Control and Prevention (CDC) has a list of guidelines on its website that identifies the risk of certain Halloween activities during the pandemic.
Lower risk activities include carving pumpkins with members of your household and having a movie night; moderate risk activities include participating in one-way trick or treating (where the candy giver has pre-packaged goodie bags at a safe distance) or having a small, outdoor open air costume parade where participants are more than 6 feet apart; and higher risk activities include crowded indoor costume parties and trick or treating from house to house.
No matter how your family celebrates Halloween this year, the CDC recommends the wearing of masks when around people outside of your household and continuing to social distance. If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, refrain from participating in in-person Halloween activities and do not hand out candy to trick or treaters.