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You never fully appreciate something until you can’t have it.
That could be the theme for 2020. And when you think of all the things people avoided through the summer — sitting towel-to-towel on a sunny beach, vacations, concerts, visiting extended family — it seems unfair to now have to avoid the usual fun of Halloween.
But with the virus that causes COVID-19 circulating, it’s just not safe to crowd into a cramped haunted house and scream your head off.
The same is true for big indoor parties — basically anyplace large groups of people will be spending time indoors talking, laughing and shouting isn’t safe during the pandemic.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released guidelines for safe holiday celebrations, and listed these Halloween activities as higher-risk for spreading viruses:
But all is not lost. There are ways to do fun Halloween things (including trick-or-treating) in a safe way:
If you choose to attend a party or take the kids trick-or-treating, remember these important safety guidelines:
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