Can Halloween Still Go On?

Lily Powers

Widely celebrated across the world, Halloween includes trick-or-treating, scary costumes, pumpkins, and loads of sugary treats. But this 2020 Halloween might look a little different. With COVID-19, we are asked to take precautions to slow the spread of the virus.
“Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses,” said the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Some of those high risk activities include trick-or-treating, attending large parties and haunted houses, and also going on a tractor of hayrides with people outside of your household.
“While the pandemic has changed many elements of everyday life, the tradition of trick-or-treating doesn’t have to be one of them,” says Joe Mcfarland.
Some ways you can still go trick-or-treating are putting goodie bags in your front yard, wearing masks, and social distancing.
“You can still safely celebrate the ghoulish season, but trick-or-treating and other traditions may have to be modified to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” says Aimee Ortiz, writer for New York Times.
Even during COVID-19, there are many ways you can still safely celebrate Halloween.