How to Have a Safe and Spooky Halloween


Halloween will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You won’t be able to have parties or gatherings, and haunted houses and trick-or-treating are discouraged, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun!

Here are eight ways to celebrate Halloween this year while staying safe:

  1. Visit a pumpkin patch (don’t forget to maintain social distancing and hand washing).
  2. Have a pumpkin carving party at home, and don’t forget to roast the seeds!
  3. Plan or participate in an online costume contest.
  4. Plan an outdoor car or walking Halloween parade, keeping households separated from each other.
  5. Have a Halloween-themed movie night with your own sweet treats.
  6. Decorate your house and yard to get in the spirit.
  7. Make all your favorite fall recipes and Halloween treats but remember – food should not be shared during activities with people who are not in your household.
  8. Give individually wrapped treats or non-food items to kids by placing them away from your door or at the end of your driveway.

Remember, all activities should be either outside or with members of your own household. Everyone should wear a mask (not part of the costume) and maintain six-feet distance from one another.

The most important thing you can do during Halloween do is have a positive outlook and focus on what you can do, not on what you can’t do. Let children dress up and have candy! Just don’t forget to have them brush their teeth before bed. Happy Halloween!

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