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December 01, 2020
Alas, another favorite holiday has to take a back seat to the Coronavirus. Between trick or treating with the kids and costume parties, Halloween activities pose a high risk due to the involvement of large groups of people that don’t live in the same household. 
It is a well-known fact that COVID-19 is spread from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. This means that indoor jumpscare activities, such as haunted house themes, could potentially help the spread of the virus with every shriek and scream. 
Fortunately, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has issued safety guidelines to help you and your loved ones make the most of the occasion, albeit differently.
Have a virtual costume party
Organize a video-meeting with your kids’ pals so they can show off their costumes. Not only will this excite them to get dressed up, but doing so will also allow them to socialize with their friends and neighbors. Just make sure it’s done with proper parental supervision. 
Incorporate masks into their costume
If your kids love to portray masked superheroes, allowing them to doodle and design their mask helps to express their creativity and imagination. 
Decorate your home together
Get the whole family involved when you brainstorm and create your own Halloween decor together. Not only is this a great way to bond as a family, but it’s also an opportunity to show them that their work is appreciated. Hang their artwork around the house, display them by the windows, and even in your car. 
Begin a kitchen tradition with homemade treats
Consider Halloween an excuse to have sugary treats around the house. Instead of purchasing chocolates from your local grocery store, have your kids bake their sweet treats as a special Halloween activity. 
Set up a movie night
Bring in the spook with a movie night at home. There are many Halloween movies appropriate for kids, but if horror is not something you prefer, opt for shows and movies your entire family will enjoy instead. Prepare snacks and lots of treats too! 
Just because we’re amid a pandemic doesn’t mean that Halloween activities are out of the picture. No matter how you choose to celebrate, continue to be mindful of the established safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wear a face mask, maintain physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home when you feel ill.