Halloween is quickly approaching. Are you prepared to celebrate in the midst of ongoing pandemic concerns? While it may look a little different this year, there are still things you can do to have fun. Here’s how you can stay safe and still make it a memorable Halloween.
ASSESS YOUR CITY’S RISK LEVELS:
Before you hit your neighborhood, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and check your city’s risk levels. If you’re unsure of your city’s status, head over to Halloween2020.org. This website provides a mapping tool that tracks COVID-19 cases in counties throughout the United States. It also offers alternatives to ensure a fun, safe, and frightful holiday.
COME UP WITH A PLAN WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS:
Does your neighbor have a social distancing plan for Halloween night? Check in with them before you go out for trick or treating and ask how they plan to distribute candy. Social distancing is still encouraged. Some are planning on setting candy out for trick or treaters to grab themselves. Others plan to toss candy to children as they pass by.
HAVE THE PROPER GEAR ON HAND:
Don’t get so caught up in having the best costume that you forget the tools that keep you safe every day. Bring hand sanitizer, and make sure you still wear a face mask—even under your Halloween mask. If you’re not feeling well the day of, stay home and do not pass out candy. Homeowners: use tape to show a safe 6-foot distance from where you plan to pass out candy.
CELEBRATE AT HOME:
If you’re still not comfortable with the idea of going out, don’t worry. There are many creative things you can do from the comfort of your own home.
- Host a Halloween themed dinner with your family.
- Set up a virtual Halloween party with distant family and friends.
- Plan a Halloween candy scavenger hunt around your house or backyard for your kids.
Have you found yourself traveling to other neighborhoods to trick or treat in the past? The option to hop from neighborhood to neighborhood isn’t ideal this year. If you live in a neighborhood that’s not into the Halloween spirit, now is a great time to explore a new community. Visit REIN.com to discover a new neighborhood or city. Connect with one of our 8,000 agents to help you navigate current market conditions.
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