Halloween is always a fun time of the year to get festive and celebrate. However some of those activities may need to be tweaked this year. Halloween might look different but it can still be fun while being celebrated safely.
Here is a list of activities outside of trick or treating that can be a fun and safe way to celebrate:
- Decorate/carve pumpkins at home
- Scary movie night
- Scavenger hunt
- Apple orchard or pumpkin patch
- Corn maze
- Outdoor costume contest
If you do choose to participate in trick or treating the CDC has included a few ways to make this safer:
- Avoid direct contact with trick-or-treaters.
- Give out treats outdoors, if possible.
- Set up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take.
- Wash hands before handling treats.
- Wear a mask – Do not substitute with a costume mask – Do not paint the mask
- Stay at least 6 feet from others
- Bring hand sanitizer
Don’t forget that Halloween is very high up on the list of days with the most pedestrian injuries and fatalities. In fact, it is the deadliest day for child pedestrians. So, in thinking about Covid safety dont let pedestrian safety fall to the wayward.
Wear bright costumes, stay on sidewalks, use crosswalks, bring a flashlight. Parents be sure that a responsible elder is supervising the situation. Stay alert and don’t let yourself get distracted.
Check out our previous blog on further Halloween safety here: Halloween Night
Contact: Glisson Law