2020 has been an unusual year with the coronavirus pandemic, everyone being asked to social distance, and wear face masks but now the Center of Disease Control is suggesting it would be best for people to avoid door-to-door trick-or-treating this upcoming Halloween. They have their own page of guidance that was rolled out and you can see that information by clicking here.

The CDC is saying that door-to-door trick-or-treating is a "higher-risk activity" other such activities include:

  • Trunk-or-Treat activities where treats are given from trunks of cars lined up in a large parking lot or facility
  • Crowded indoor costume parties
  • Indoor haunted houses where people may be crowded together and screaming
  • Hayrides or tractor rides with people outside of your household
  • Using alcohol or drugs can lower your judgment in these situations and increase risky behavior
  • Avoid traveling outside of your community for Fall or Halloween based activities to avoid COVID-19

The activities listed at "moderate-risk activities" include:

  • Participating in a one-way trick-or-treating event while practicing social distancing
  • Going to an open-air party or activity such as a corn maze or pumpkin patch
  • Having a small group costume parade with friends
  • Hosting an outdoor movie night with family and friends while practicing social distancing

If you're looking for things to do instead of trick-or-treating maybe try carving and decorating more pumpkins on Halloween. Doing this inside the comfort of your own home with family members should not put you at any risk. Also, virtual Halloween costume contests are taking place and could be a lot of fun.

Will you be following the CDC suggestion of not trick-or-treating this year?

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