Masks are in this Halloween
Pumpkins on doorsteps, pumpkin spice lattes, and a change in the weather mean Halloween is near! While 2020 has changed the way we celebrate holidays, this Halloween is sure to be especially unique. Here are some tips on how to keep you and your family safe this Halloween!
This year, Halloween will be different as we are taking precautions for Coronavirus. The CDC recommends that you avoid being in close proximity to others to avoid any possible spread of the virus. You can find activities that are deemed safe by the CDC here. These are safe, low contact activities, and result in low risk of contracting or spreading the virus. With this Halloween season, we want to create a safe place to enjoy your holiday while also upholding the CDC’s health recommendations. Here are some of our favorites:
- Socially Distant Pumpkin Carving
This is one Halloween tradition that’s as safe and fun as ever. Children can use markers to draw faces on the pumpkins then parents can safely use knives to make the child’s creation come to life. When the carving is done, consider putting a battery-operated light rather than an open-flame candle inside. Remember, you can roast the seeds from the pumpkin for a healthy snack afterwards!
- A Virtual Costume Contest
A virtual costume contest is a way to make Zoom calls fun again, something parents and children are very familiar with this year. Gather your friends and family to show off costumes and play Halloween-themed games. Have a competition and give an award for the best costume!
- Socially Distant Spooky Movie Night
Celebrate with a Halloween-themed movie night and dress up as your favorite character. You can do this as a family at home or let your child watch with their friends while video chatting, with everyone watching the movie at the same time. Here is a list of kids’ Halloween movies that won’t keep them up all night.
Masks are a normal part of Halloween, but this year they are required. Due to the ongoing pandemic, it is recommended that you wear your regular mask underneath your costume and you maintain the 6 ft social distance minimum. If you and your family are planning on trick-or-treating, it is also recommended to use hand sanitizer. Many trick-or-treaters will be grabbing candy from the same bucket and it is in your best interest to sanitize often.
If you decide to trick-or-treat, walking with your family is a great way to ensure their safety throughout the night. Wearing lights is another helpful way to keep track of all of your trick-or-treaters. It’s also recommended that you leave house lights on while you are out walking. This gives off the appearance that your home is occupied and will help deter any suspicious activity. Finally, the best thing you can do to keep your family safe is to monitor your family’s health and avoid going out if any of your family members are feeling sick.
The Steinberg Law Firm encourages our local community to stay safe during the pandemic and recommends that you wear masks, and practice social distancing. We not only want to protect our community in the legal space, but also want to provide information so you can stay informed during this pandemic. We have over 170 years of combined experience in a variety of areas of legal practice. If you or a loved one needs legal representation, please reach out to Steinberg Law Firm for a free consultation. We are doing our best to help others through this pandemic and have virtual meetings to connect with our clients. You may contact us on our website or by calling us at (843) 720-2800.