by Brianna Tripodi
Trying to live a normal life during these unprecedented times can be very difficult. We all hoped that COVID-19 would be long gone before fall even hit, but now that the holidays are approaching, we have to try to normalize our lives as much as possible while still being very safe. A major US holiday, Halloween, is approaching in only a few short days. Halloween is celebrated mostly by kids who still are having trouble trying to grasp what is going on. Trying to tell a kid they can’t dress up and go trick or treating doesn’t seem like the most joyful thing to do, but I think there are ways to keep safe this upcoming Halloween.
As we know, going door to door and being face to face with strangers is not a smart way to prevent Covid. Also, having a bowl out might seem like a better idea, but if you think about it, a bunch of random kids’ hands touching everything in an enclosed bowl is not a good idea. There are some ways to celebrate Halloween safely, though. One idea is putting out clusters of candy spread out on your front porch or lawn so that kids can still get their own candy but don’t need to touch everyone else’s. They can just to get a few pieces for themselves. Another idea is to put small bags of candy either spread out or in a bowl so that the kids can take one bag each. This minimizes touching and the spread of germs. If you still want to try to have that human interaction and keep things as normal as possible, you could hand out candy but make sure you either sanitize the candy and wear gloves. Of course, only hand out candy while wearing a mask. I hope these tips are helpful but the most important this Halloween is to stay safe and have fun!