Tips on Safety for Halloween


By: Maya Derrick
October 28, 2020

Due to COVID 19, there is a change to our normal Halloween traditions. In the Northern Virginia area, we are still able to celebrate Halloween but, by doing things with fewer people around. If you want to trick or treat, you can have them in bags and the family’s will pick them up. If you are wearing a costume, try to incorporate a mask as a safety measure for yourself and others around you. You should also sanitize your hands often.

Some low-risk recommendations by the Center of Disease Control are: carving pumpkins, having a virtual Halloween costume party, or having a scavenger hunt. Some moderate risk activities are having an outdoor movie night with family and friends, going to an outdoor haunted forest, or having an outdoor costume parade where everyone is 6 feet apart and wearing a mask. A higher risk activity is going into a haunted house, or trick or treating.

We are lucky to be here, as other locations have made major changes to their Halloween plans. In California, Disney Theme parks are amending their popular Halloween plans: Disney parks canceled their annual Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. In Louisiana, their annual Krewe of Boo parade has been canceled as well. In Massachusetts, their iconic haunted house is limiting indoor gatherings. In conclusion, Halloween will look different, but we can still do it.