Halloween will undoubtedly look a little different this year. There will be fewer parties, and less people attending those that are held. But one thing is certain: the kids will be out in force on Halloween night, gathering goodies as they trick-or-treat house to house. Keep those princesses and superheroes safe with a few simple rules, updated for 2020.
- Keep your group small this year and stay together throughout your route.
- Give other groups of trick-or-treaters plenty of space.
- Carry hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.
- Glow in the dark! Reflective materials and flashlights let drivers more easily see kids who accidentally wander into the street. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that children are four times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other night of the year.
- While it’s important to be seen, glow sticks should be handed out carefully to our youngest trick-or-treaters since their contents can be toxic even in small amounts. Hospitals see a marked increase in poisoning incidents involving glow sticks every Halloween.
- Avoid costume masks that impair vision, since kids need to see clearly when crossing the street. However, do wear a CDC approved face covering when it’s not possible to socially distance.
- Finally, the oldest rule remains valid: check every piece of candy before kids chow down. Wrappers should be intact, seams unbroken. This year, it might be a good idea to disinfect wrappers before enjoying even one piece.
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