Halloween: How to trick-or-treat safely

Halloween: How to trick-or-treat safely

Because of COVID-19 concerns, some private neighborhoods without security gates are discouraging visiting trick-or-treaters.

If your little ones want to go trick-or-treating, but you're anxious about taking proper precautions, the Alberta government says you can still enjoy the evening if you take a few precautions. Outdoor activities greatly reduce the risk of transmission, so a few changes - like walking only with your own household - can make trick-or-treating fairly safe. However, there is always a way to have fun.

It is a fun event that happens every year but unfortunately, COVID strikes again. "It should be done in family groups". It can make breathing more hard. But candy brand Sour Patch Kids is coming to Orlando on the big night as part of a "Reverse Trick or Treat" contest, where they'll bring the candy to the doorsteps of lucky winners. "Whether it's virtual scavenger hunts, Halloween movie marathons, or carving pumpkins, the options are endless".

Halloween candy sales already are up 8.6% over previous year, said the National Confectioners Association.

First, let me state unequivocally that Jen Schultz, president of the Neighborhood Association, never stated that individuals couldn't hand out candy on Halloween. Wear a white face mask to match. So, decorating Halloween-Themed face masks is also a ideal way to celebrate the festivity without having to go outside and risk yourself.

"The kids are going to stay in the vehicle, so there's no contact, and volunteers will be in a mask", says Debbie Loesch, of the organization. The table also acts as separation from you and the children.

Some Uxbridge residents say they will be making pre-bagged treats and leaving them on the porch or hanging them in the trees and bushes on their front lawn to eliminate the need for person-to-person contact. "It's a wonderful contribution to the community and I just hope they don't run out of candy", one person reacted to the idea. Are you a fan of going to Salem, Massachusetts, this time of year for an extra scary and historic experience? However, things are possible as people can easily get connected through video call.

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Darkened porch lights won't help to ward off trick-or-treaters who arrive during daylight hours

Some local areas have arranged pumpkin trails or scavenger hunts to replace trick or treating, where children look out for Halloween objects from a distance while walking outside instead of being encouraged to touch buckets of candies.

But now that health officials have asked that people don't partake in the main activity that defines Halloween - at least in Toronto and the other COVID-19 hotspots in the province that are now back in modified Stage 2 lockdown - it seems that the project has been forced to a halt. The traditional event commemorates Washington Irving's classic 200-year-old short story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". Kids should consider using a Halloween-themed cloth mask or color-coordinated mask to match their costume.

This is another trick for Trick-or-Treat. About 55 per cent of poll responses favoured door-to-door trick or treating as normal.

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The situation is less clear in Very High Risk areas but the guidance suggests that people can still trick or treat as long as they do not enter a private garden to do so.

Many parents and Halloween enthusiasts are divided about how to celebrate Halloween this year. This one may be the cheapest yet the safest way to enjoy Halloween amid the trying times with the beloved ones.

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