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.