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Halloween Safety Tips During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to our children’s health and safety, especially with a new monster lurking: the coronavirus. To help ensure adults and children have a safe, healthy, and happy Halloween, we have compiled a list of Halloween Safety Tips for you and your little goblins.

At-home Activities: If you refrain from going out on Halloween, there are several ways you can celebrate the holiday at home:

- Scavenger Hunt: The CDC suggests having a candy scavenger hunt in your home or outside in the yard. Here's a downloadable Halloween scavenger hunt list geared to kids who need a more adventurous hunt.

- Halloween Contest:
You could also host a costume party via zoom with friends and family—this way you can still dress up and enjoy the spooky holiday with your loved ones.

Face Masks:
Create face masks that are more fun for your kids! According to the CDC, costume masks should not be substituted for protective face masks. More so, the two should not be used together because the combination can make it hard to breathe.

Tips for Parents:
As on any Halloween night, an adult should always accompany trick-or-treaters if they are younger. If heading out in groups, make sure you limit it to three to four kids and be sure to ask families if they have been taking precautions and wearing masks. When handed candy, make sure to wipe down the candy or let it sit for a couple of days.

When you get home from trick or treating, light up your outdoor propane fire pit and make smore's with your new candy!