Halloween Safety 2020

by Cindy Zhang

Posted on 2020-10-14

Halloween is quickly approaching, but it will likely feel different this year. If it is safe to do so, such as in areas with lower COVID-19 numbers, it may be okay for kids to trick-or-treat. However, please follow the following guidelines by the CDC to be extra safe this year.

  • Wear a mask. Maybe be a doctor or nurse for Halloween :-)
  • Bring hand sanitizer and use it often, or wash hands as often as possible.
  • Social distance as best as possible.
  • If hosting a small gathering, stay outdoors.
  • If you are handing out candy, consider placing candy into individual bags for trick-or-treaters to take instead of putting candy into a large bowl for them to grab.

If going out and trick-or-treating is not safe for you and your children, maybe host a candy scavenger hunt for your kids at home, or have a virtual costume or scary movie party.

In addition, these safety tips apply to Halloween every year.

  • Always look on both sides of the road before crossing.
  • Bring a flashlight or lamp in case you encounter dark roads.
  • If you must drive around on Halloween night, drive slowly and be extra aware of pedestrians.
  • Inspect all candy received and throw out anything that is not sealed.

Source: CDC Guidelines for the holidays