Don’t Let COVID-19 Haunt You This Halloween
Want to celebrate Halloween this year? Lanterns will be out, costumes will be on, and a whole lot of family and friend excitement will be coming this October 31st. But this year might be a bit different from others. There are many things you need to consider to make your holiday a great one. Most importantly, there are some steps you need to take to make sure your celebration time is safe too.
Let's Be Masked Heroes
Halloween is a time for expression, fun and enjoyment. Whether you dress up as your favourite movie character, princess, band or even fruit, we can always be masked heroes. Face coverings would make a great addition to any costume and not only that, it makes your celebration time a bit safer. Masked heroes don’t have to fill all the criteria of our favourite comic-book superheroes (or villains!) – it’s the little things that make your friends and family safe that counts.
Saving the World, Inside and Out
As we know, halloween is when festivities continue both inside and outside. But with the onset of the pandemic, the CDC recommends considering the COVID-19 cases in your community and knowing where your guests are coming from before confirming your celebration plans. Also, if you can, keep your festive activities outside – this makes sure that everyone can enjoy the fun at a safe distance.
Bringing the "Treat" in Trick or Treat
A way to make the most of your day (and theirs!) is by treating your friends and family by reaching out to them. Mental health is an important topic to keep in mind and we should always be looking out for those we care about. A report from the WHO said the recent pandemic has “halted critical mental health services in 93% of countries worldwide”. Festive holidays like Halloween gives us the opportunity to connect to those we may not usually see – and with the recent pandemic greatly limiting the way we can visit others – it is a good time to treat your loved ones through a virtual interaction.
Leave No Chance for Spooky Surprises
With what 2020 has thrown at us so far, the way we view things in our lives may be a bit different than before. One of the most eye-opening things is the whole new perception of what it actually takes to protect ourselves and our family. During the current circumstances, it’s important to remain vigilant and be aware of what is happening in your community. Listen to the facts from reputable sources such as the CDC, WHO, or your local government websites. Don’t be swayed by misinformation. Halloween might be a time for friendly spooks but not a time for unwanted surprises.