2020 has brought unanticipated changes to our everyday lives and the holidays we celebrate.
When trying to plan how to celebrate holidays, especially in the cooler weather, the focus is on reducing interactions and avoiding being in close proximity to others, while still having a wicked-good time!
“With COVID-19 increasing in our community, it’s important to avoid indoor activities with those you don’t live with, this includes avoiding Halloween parties, haunted houses, giving out candy and anything that may lead you to closely interact with others,” said Oscar Gomez-Durante, MD, division chief of Infectious Diseases at UBMD Pediatrics.
But don’t be frightened! With our providers encouraging people celebrate to in socially distant and virtual ways, we want to help you do just that. We’ve created a list of recommendations to enjoy All Hallows' Eve with the same amount of fun (and candy), you’ve grown to expect from the holiday.
For your virtual get-together, check out these virtual backgrounds we’ve made!
Have a hauntingly good time at home with those you live with! Think about incorporating these ideas:
For more creative ways to celebrate Halloween, check out these virtual and at-home ideas from New York State’s Department of Health!
With these ideas, you’re on your way to a safe and healthy Monster Mash!
While interactions with those you don’t live with and door-to-door trick-or-treating aren’t recommended by our providers and the Department of Health, these suggestions are ways to help keep you, your loved ones and your community safe.
For more information on risk levels of different Halloween activities, visit the CDC’s website.