It’s almost the time of the year where Americans dress up as their favorite characters and participate in fun activities like trick-or-treating to celebrate Halloween. However, it seems the Spooky Season will not be the same this year as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention releases guidelines for the coming holiday.
The CDC advises Americans to avoid trick-or-treating and attending costume parties or haunted houses. They state that these activities can lead to the spread of COVID-19, putting celebrator’s lives at risk.
Instead, the CDC has given other fun options for Americans to participate in. They have labeled these options as either “lower risk,” “moderate risk,” or “higher risk.”
Among the lower risk group, the new guidelines recommend pumpkin carving inside or outside the home as an exceptional activity to celebrate the holiday. This will prevent any close interaction with anyone outside the household while creating a perfect bonding moment.
The CDC also recommends home decorating to get people in the holiday spirit. Halloween participants can take the time to view their neighbor’s decorations and see what exciting looks they can come up with.
The new guidelines also suggest Americans host a virtual costume contest, a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, or a household Halloween movie night.
Make sure to read the full CDC guidelines on this year’s Halloween.