Expert Tips on Halloween Safety During COVID-19

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The National Service Dogs will host their trick or treat drive thru at the Lowe's Home Improvement Store parking lot on Conestoga Boulevard in Cambridge from 2 to 4 p.m.

The neighborhood will place signs along its entrance leading up to Halloween and have people at the entrance Halloween night to turn people away.

But, even though the news that the holiday is effectively cancelled is a complete bummer for the city and the candy chutes are now a no-go, Burke shared one good thing that came from his endeavour, aside from the obvious perk of bringing neighbourhoods together this Halloween.

Medical experts say trying to minimize the danger of virus spread by cancelling Halloween activities could jeopardize mental health, especially for children already anxious over the pandemic that has upended schooling, family visits, and time with friends. If you do it right, the kids can spend hours looking for it (and you'll probably be finding it for months). Let the kids stay up later than usual (that generally makes kids happy).

Participating in one-way trick-or-treating where individually wrapped goodie bags are lined up for families to grab-and-go while continuing to social distance (such as at the end of a driveway or at the edge of a yard). Add a proper cloth mask to the costume, and trick-or-treaters should be set.

In my second year of high school, my now close-knit group of friends began to go to the annual Halloween dance and the school's "Haunted Hallway" to support our Spanish exchange friend Barbara, who was cast as a possessed nurse for the event.

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COVID-19 has itself inspired some ripped-from-the-headlines costumes, including a giant container of hand sanitizer and a spiked coronavirus mask.

This is a creative solution and fits well within guidelines received in an email from the Wisconsin Department of Health, which simply stated: "Going house-to-house and having in-person contact is not recommended". It's just not worth the risk. We will be taking every precaution, masks, gloves, treat bags as we can walk and chew gum at the same time.

And while large indoor gatherings will not be allowed anywhere in the UK, Number 10 suggested at lunchtime that children will still be able to go door to door to ask their neighbours for candies in most areas. Wear gloves, and when you get home, wipe down the candy wrappers.

There had been fears the Government's tiered system of restrictions would make it impossible for people to enjoy the celebration as they normally would on October 31. You could sit outside with them and greet people, but do so from a distance (and with a mask).

You can expect to see bats and skeletons earlier in the season: 45% are planning to decorate their homes earlier this year, to get in the spirit of the holiday.

For more information about how to celebrate Halloween safely, check out the websites of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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