10/17/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/17/2020 10:38
As with so many things this year, celebrating a holiday like Halloween during a global pandemic can still be done. It just takes on a different look and feel to keep everyone safe.
In addition to our Fire Safety tips above, consider these 2020 tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to keep your ghouls, goblins, sports stars and superheroes from getting unnecessarily exposed to COVID-19, which would be the scariest fright of all.
Virtual Costume Parties & Parades
Host a video chat for an online party where friends and family can show off their costumes and play games.
Spooky Movie Night
Celebrate with a movie night and dress as your favorite characters. Do this as a family at home or watch with friends while video chatting, with everyone starting the movie at the same time.
Have your child draw a face on a pumpkin with markers, then have an adult do the cutting. Take care to take small strokes and direct the blade away from yourself and others. Consider using a pumpkin saw and avoid large blades that can become lodged in the pumpkin. Place a battery-operated candle or glow stick inside.
Check out Sparky's Halloween pumpkin template to learn other carving tips.
If You Do Go Trick-or-Treating …
Have a Safe and Happy Howl-a-Ween Everyone!