In order for the scariest thing about this Halloween not to be COVID-19, you will need to take certain precautions during the celebration of Halloween this season.
The celebrations and festivities are also different during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the United States, one of the countries that celebrate Halloween the most on every October 31, various events and parties held each year have been cancelled, and even in cities like Los Angeles, California, the authorities have prohibited children from trick-or-treating activities.
However, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 148 million Americans plan to celebrate the long-awaited Halloween party in one way or another.
But the North American country isn’t the only one celebrating Halloween. Although to a lesser extent, the festival is also popular in Latin American and European countries.
In fact, concern about the date in the pandemic reached Italy, and the governor of the Campania region (Naples), Vincenzo De Luca, had threatened to dissolve the Halloween student holidays.
Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published some guidelines for those who have decided to celebrate Halloween.
How to celebrate Halloween during Coronavirus times
First, the CDC urges those who are having the disease, with symptoms, or those who are waiting for test results not to participate in any kind of meeting or celebration.
Instead, for those who will host parties, here are some suggestions.
- Outdoor activities are more recommended than being in enclosed spaces. If you want to invite friends or family to your house, organize the party in the yard.
- In the event of a meeting indoors, keep all possible ventilation possibilities: air conditioning, opening windows, etc.
- If possible, invite people from your locality, rather than people who live in other areas, in order to avoid the transfer of the virus from one locality to another.
- Also, select your guests, since the more people, the greater the risk of spread.
- Provide sanitary measures such as alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and masks for your guests.
Still, the agency insists on opting for alternatives to celebrate with infants at home, such as the decoration of pumpkins or games such as treasure hunt and maintaining a distance of two meters, use masks and alcohol-based hand sanitizer.