With cases of COVID-19 on the rise in our community, it’s important for all of us to practice safety measures when enjoying holidays. Halloween can be a very scary time for those trying to avoid COVID-19 exposure.

What types of activities should you avoid this Halloween? The CDC has a few suggestions on higher risk activities to avoid, which include:

  • Participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door
  • Having trunk-or-treat where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in large parking lots
  • Attending crowded costume parties held indoors
  • Going to an indoor haunted house where people may be crowded together and screaming
  • Going on hayrides or tractor rides with people who are not in your household
  • Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors
  • Traveling to a rural fall festival that is not in your community if you live in an area with community spread of COVID-19

By avoiding these types of gatherings, you and your family will greatly reduce your potential exposure to COVID-19. As always, be sure to wear a cloth mask, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer, and stay 6 feet apart from those who do not live with you whenever possible. By continuing to avoid higher risk activities and practicing these habits, we can work together to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.