Halloween sure looks different in 2020, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a whole lot of fun. You just have to be a little creative while remaining safe and healthy. Here are some recommendations for a fun and socially safe Halloween for you and your family.
It’s a good idea to take part in lower risk activities that can be safe alternatives while still being fun for everyone:
- Carve or decorate pumpkins with members of your household and display them
- Carve or decorate pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
- Decorate your house, apartment or living space
- Create a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance
- Host a virtual Halloween costume contest
- Hold a Halloween movie night with people you live with
- Have a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house
Here are some additional tips from the CDC:
Do not use costume masks in place of cloth masks.
Do not use a costume mask (such as for Halloween) as a substitute for a cloth mask unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers your mouth and nose and doesn’t leave gaps around your face.
Do not wear a costume mask over a cloth mask because it can be dangerous if the costume mask makes it hard to breathe. Instead, consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask.