In case you are still on the fence about Halloween, particularly when it comes to trick-or-treating, the CDC just released a list of recommended alternatives to trick-or-treating this Halloween.

As you may well know, anything with large crowds including trick-or-treating is considered a high-risk activity for contracting or spreading COVID-19.

Therefore, the CDC has some alternatives they consider low-risk activities for Halloween.

The List Of Alternatives To Trick-or-Treating This Halloween Per The CDC

Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them

Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends

Decorating your house, apartment, or living space

Doing 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

Having a virtual Halloween costume contest

Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with

Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house

Other ideas include:

  • Decorate your home with holiday themed items and banners.
  • Host a video chat party with family and friends to share in the celebration.
  • Plan a special meal with people who live with you inspired by the holiday or event.
  • Have an outdoor celebration with everyone at least 6 feet apart and wearing masks.
  • Watch virtual events and celebrations.

So, there you have it. If you want to avoid high-risk activities this Halloween, these are some great alternatives to trick-or-treating.

You can read the rest of the CDC’s recommendations and guidelines about Halloween here.

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