By Gene And Katie Hamilton
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have new guidelines for celebrating Halloween due to COVID-19 that change the tradition of celebrating the spooky season and trick-and-treating door to door to safer ways of holiday gatherings that maintain social distancing. But if you have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone who has the virus you should not participate in in-person festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.
The CDC guidelines are clearly spelled out as low risk, moderate risk and high risk activities. Their advice is very thorough and will answer any questions and concerns you may have about safely celebrating the Halloween season. Click below to go to their website
CDC Halloween Guidelines.
Important Mask Advice
If you do go door-to-door trick-or-treating, considered a high risk activity, do NOT use a costume mask as a substitute for a cloth mask unless it is made of two or more layers of breathable fabric that covers your mouth and nose and doesn't leave gaps around your face.
Get kids in the spirit of Halloween with this crossword puzzle
Halloween at Home
Good lighting is especially important for trick-or-treating. Here's more about upgrading exterior lighting and how much it costs.
Install a Porch Lantern
Install a Lamppost
Install a Security Light
Install Low Voltage Exterior Lighting