Halloween Safety Tips Amidst COVID-19
Halloween may look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Your family may decide to forgo the usual activities and have a night in, filled with treats and spooky activities. Based on current COVID-19 recommendations for your area, you may decide to make some adjustments to your holiday routine to keep everyone safe and still have a good time.
Certain Halloween activities may involve a higher risk than others during the pandemic. Indoor parties, potlucks, and haunted houses are a higher risk activity that you may want to avoid. Outdoor events such as corn mazes and hayrides may have reduced risk, and wearing a mask is recommended. A night of trick-or-treating can offer less risk by following these tips.
- Wear a mask. Make sure everyone has a mask and stays masked up through the evening.
- Avoid large groups. Family members should stay together and maintain social distance when encountering other people on the sidewalks. Wait until previous trick-or-treaters have left the porch before going to the door.
- Keep hand sanitizer with you and use it frequently. Make your contact with the person giving out treats as short as possible.
- If you are in charge of handing out candy, wear a mask. Do not allow children to serve themselves. Do not leave a bowl of candy on the porch. Stay outside during peak hours to reduce the need to touch doors and doorbells. Wipe down high-touch surfaces during the evening and at the end of the night. Wash your hands frequently.
Halloween is a fun tradition for many families. If you choose to go trick-or-treating in your Salt Lake City neighborhood, make sure to follow the COVID-19 recommendations for your area. LB Hunt Management Group offers property management in Salt Lake City communities. Contact us to find your next rental.