By Treasure Ford, Prowl News
This Halloween, many people’s biggest fears aren’t skeletons, witches, ghouls or ghosts: it’s catching covid.
This pandemic has been around since 2019 and has prevented many special occasions and holidays from being celebrated due to the risk of contracting the illness. In 2020, the CDC recommended that instead of knocking on doors in order to trick or treat, that people distribute individually wrapped goodie bags from a “grab and go” distance.
Does this mean that Trick or Treating will be yet another victim of Covid? Thankfully, it does not. According to the CDC, the chances of catching Covid are higher during holiday times. Although the chances of getting ill are higher around holidays that doesn’t mean we can’t lower the risk. CDC Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky says that she thinks Trick or Treating can be done safely if kids stay outdoors and stick to small groups.
The CDC also recommends the following to stay safe: Get vaccinated if you are eligible, wear a well fitted mask (if indoors or not fully vaccinated), and avoid overcrowded areas.
Performing these safety measures will ultimately lead to a fun, memorable, and a Covid-free Trick or Treating experience.