CDC Issues Halloween Guidelines

September 22, 2020 5:18 pm Published by

Is it a trick or a treat? With so much uncertainty around COVID-19 related restrictions, communities have been given some guidance on one of the big holidays that is coming up, Halloween.

Going door to door and trick or treating is a time honored tradition that will be sidelined this year in favor of virtual celebrations and parties with those that you live with. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has said no to trick or treating, trunk or treats, and hayrides to name a few of the typical holiday traditions.

The government agency has given a red light to typical Halloween traditions, but it has offered up alternative, low-risk, solutions to celebrate ghouls and goblins.

  • Virtual Halloween costume contest
  • Carving pumpkins (this can be done with friends or neighbors outside at a safe distance)
  • Decorating your home
  • An outdoor Halloween scavenger hunt
  • A Halloween movie night (outside with safe distance with friends)

Following CDC guidance, while difficult for young kids to understand is vitally important to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and keeping our families safe.