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How to Celebrate Halloween During a Pandemic

Halloween is more challenging in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although trick-or-treating and large Halloween parties may not be a safe option for you, there are still ways to ensure you and your family enjoy Halloween this year. 

Tips for celebrating Halloween in 2020

The following are several tips for celebrating Halloween safely this year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic posing a greater health risk. Of course, your situation is unique and you should consider your own safety risk and family’s preference to determine the best way to celebrate. 

Check your local guidelines

Your city may have mandates or suggestions on how to stay safe during Halloween in 2020. Be sure to check your local guidelines and recommendations. Since every city has a unique obstacle to overcome with coronavirus, the safety precautions may vary depending on the city and neighborhood in which you live. 

Do more with your family at home

2020 is not a normal year, so your Halloween may not be as traditional. However, this does not mean you cannot participate in the holiday’s greatest occasions. Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to safely do things with your family at home. This may include at-home scavenger hunts, carving pumpkins, making delicious Halloween treats and watching scary Halloween movies. 

Drive through Halloween events

Many cities and businesses are offering to drive through Halloween events. This may include a drive-in theatre where a Halloween movie is playing, a drive-through trick-or-treat location, etc. A quick local internet search could show you some intriguing ideas for how to spend your time this Halloween safely with a drive-through event. 

Hold a virtual costume party

Costume parties are the best part of Halloween for many. While you may not be able to host or attend a costume party in-person this year, you can virtually host a costume party to show off your outfit and possibly even have a contest to see which one of your virtual guests has the best Halloween costume of the year. 

Stay safe if you attend a party

In areas where COVID cases are down, you may feel safe attending a Halloween party with family and friends. However, you should still take precautions to reduce your risk. This should include wearing a mask (or picking a costume that includes a mask) and social distancing the best you possibly can. 

Use extra caution if you trick-or-treat

Trick-or-treat may not be an option depending on where you live. If you do decide to take your children trick-or-treating, then use extra caution. Many homeowners may place the candy on the front porch, rather than having the children ring the doorbell. Only going to homes where this is the case may be an option for you when trying to stay safe. 

The bottom line

You do not have to let the COVID pandemic keep you from enjoying this year’s Halloween. As long as you understand the COVID situation in your area and take the necessary steps accordingly to limit the risk of contracting the disease, you can focus your attention on having a fun time with family and friends this year.


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