Halloween 2020: Have Fun While Playing It Safe
The pandemic has changed all our celebrations this year and Halloween is no different. Don’t be spooked! Halloween festivities can still be fun with a few extra safety precautions.
Below are a few tips to follow so that you can enjoy the celebrations while remaining safe and practicing social distancing.
Provide plenty of lighting.
By having appropriate lighting, you will ensure safety for all who may be outside, while also protecting your home from pranksters. Additionally, if you decide to walk around your neighborhood, make sure to bring a flashlight for yourself.
Remain in social distancing groups.
There is safety in numbers. However, since social distancing is still in effect, make sure to only venture out with people in your immediate bubble and continue to keep your distance from others. Also, make sure to bring hand sanitizer for yourself and those with you.
Safely trick-or-treat following CDC guidelines.
If you choose to provide candy for potential trick-or-treaters, the CDC recommends that for a moderate risk event, you create individual goodie bags and line them up at the end of your yard or driveway so that families can quickly grab and go while continuing to social distance. Furthermore, if you decide to prepare goodie bags, make sure to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after preparation.
For a lower risk event, the CDC recommends that you create a scavenger hunt in or around your house where your kids can play along to find their candy.
If you decide to leave your house, remember to lock all the doors and windows, including your cars. Also, make sure to set all your alarms for additional protection.
make sure valuables aren’t in plain sight.
An empty home on Halloween may invite someone to go peek in your windows. Make sure you don’t have anything of value laying around that someone might want to steal.
By following these tips, you will protect yourself and your home. For more Halloween safety tips and precautions, read the CDC’s Halloween guidelines. Wishing you a safe and happy Halloween!
The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.