I’m wondering what to do about Halloween this year? What are other people doing? I haven’t heard anything official from the city or county, and I’m wondering if kids will be trick-or-treating. Should I buy candy and figure out a way to get it to the little goblins from a safe distance?
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According to the CDC, traditional trick or treating presents a higher risk of COVID 19 exposure, and have listed a number of alternative activities. You can go to their website for the complete list. [Edhat has also compiled a list here].
As for the distribution of treats, they suggest individually packaged treats, placed in your driveway. I don’t know where the CDC people live, but the raccoons in my neighborhood think that’s a great idea.
Below are some ideas from local friends and family and masked passersby. Remember - all activities suggested should occur at a social distance!
- Outdoor scary movie night
- Outdoor pumpkin carving
- Outdoor scavenger hunt
- Halloween costume parade around the neighborhood.
The good thing is, we are lucky enough to live in a place where outdoor activities can continue throughout the year. Unless it rains. But that’s another conversation.
Edda is not a medical professional but a local lady who loves to give out advice, even when it's not asked of her. Submit your question to [email protected] for Edda to answer.